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Our Fees

We offer a fixed fee for Motoring Offences where you will be entering a Guilty Plea. The prices below detail what is included in the service and for what types of offences they apply to. Please see below the fixed fees for information on Not Guilty Pleas for Motoring Offences.

The below prices do not include VAT or disbursements.

Motoring Offences: Not Guilty Pleas

The below is an estimate for representing you in a Motoring Offence where you wish to enter a Not Guilty Plea. Our fees are calculated on an hourly rate and an estimated cost for this service is provided below based on a typical case.

The below does not include VAT or disbursements.

Estimated Cost: £1,000 – £2,500

Hourly Rate: £200

Estimated Hours: 5 – 12.5

Estimated Timescale: relies on court dates. 

This estimate is for a Not Guilty Plea for the following offences:

Drink Driving

Drug driving (prescription or illegal drugs)

Failing to provide driver information when requested

No insurance

Inexperienced Driver (less than 2 years since test passed) 6 points leading to revocation of test pass

Includes:

Considering Evidence

Providing advice in relation to plea and likely sentence

Where we cannot anticipate a likely sentence, advice on options available to the court for sentencing

When appropriate, advice on whether exceptional hardship or a special reasons argument can be made

Representation at a single hearing

Instructing any expert witnesses

Taking statements from any witnesses

Advice on appeal, if necessary

Get a more accurate quote

Every case is different, to get a bespoke estimate contact us today and we can discuss the specifics of your case.

Call: 01291 623323
Email: a.twomlow@twomlows.com

 Please note:

If instructions are accepted for a case heard outside of Newport or Cwmbran travel time and mileage expenses will be charged at an agreed rate in addition to the above fees.

Expert witness fees and any barrister’s fees will be charged separately but only if agreed in advance.

Meet the Team

Andrew Twomlow

Supervisor, Partner, Solicitor
Qualified: 1981

Andrew, who has extensive experience in both prosecuting and defending motoring offence cases, is the Partner in charge of the Criminal Department. Andrew qualified as a solicitor in 1981. Following a spell working in prosecuting he established Andrew Twomlow & Co as a specialist defence firm which amalgamated with Twomlows in 1987. Andrew has vast experience defending the most serious charges including murder, rape, historic sexual offences, conspiracy and fraud. He is also a Higher Rights (Crime) Advocate.

Huw Williams

Solicitor
Qualified: 1991

Huw qualified as a solicitor in 1991, and has specialised in crime, particularly youth work since 1994. Formerly partner in charge of criminal work with Watkins and Gunn, Pontypool Huw joined us in 2005.

Eleanor Twomlow

Solicitor
Qualified: 2009

Eleanor is a solicitor who qualified in June 2009 and since that time has worked in our crime team, initially in the Crown Court section but then in police stations and Magistrates Courts. More recently she has undertaken work in the Crown Court as a Higher Rights (Crime) Advocate.

Our Process

Motoring Offences

Stage 1

Taking Instructions

In our first meeting, which can be by telephone, you can provide us with initial information on what happened. We will consider this information and other facts available, providing you with advice on how to proceed.

Stage 2

Considering Evidence

In a majority of simple motoring offences, the favoured option for the defendant is to try and mitigate the sentence at their hearing. We may recommend that evidence, such as witness statements or video footage, could assist in achieving this for you.

If so, we will take time prior to your hearing to compile and review evidence as well as preparing a defence based on it on your behalf, although this may carry an additional cost.

Stage 3

Hearing Date

Prior to the date that you have to attend court we will discuss court procedure with you as well as sentencing options available to the court, and a likely outcome for your case.

We will then attend your hearing  and represent you. We will discuss the outcome with you to ensure you understand the outcome fully.

Stage 4

Appeal

If you wish to, and we believe there are grounds to, we can discuss your options in regards to an appeal of the decision on the day. This would carry no additional cost unless an appeal is decided upon.