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.
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Hourly Rate: £201
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Note: You do have to provide an estimate based on a typical case, not just your hourly rate
Estimated Timescale: relies on court dates.
This estimate is for a guilty or not guilty plea on the following offences:
- Drink Driving Drug Driving (Prescription or Illegal Drugs)
- High Speed Speeding
- Totting Up of Points with risk of Disqualification
- Fail to provide Driver Information when requested – Speed Camera
- No Insurance
- Inexperienced Driver (less than 2 years) 6 points leading to Revocation of Test Pass
- Plea and Mitigation on other Summary Only Road Traffic Offences
- 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 should be made
- Representation at a single hearing
Please note: The estimate will depend on the number of hours needed to complete the work and how many hearings that need to be attended. Complex matters or Not Guilty Pleas will increase the amount of time required.
Both Kevin Williams and Janem Jones regularly attend Aberystwyth Magistrates Court as Duty Solicitors and on these days can offer fixed fees for some types of hearings. Since this only applies if they are in court on that day, please contact us to discover their availability. For example if one of our Solicitors is in attendance at Aberystwyth Court then our costs for one hearing and consultation prior to the hearing will be fixed at £350 plus VAT.
Meet the Team
Supervisor, Director, Solicitor
One of the directors of the firm with over 30 years experience in dealing with motoring offences. Regularly attends the magistrates court and police station to represent clients in respect of a wide range of issues. A member of the Ceredigion Duty Solicitor scheme.
A solicitor with over 20 years experience in dealing with motoring matters. Regularly attends the magistrates court and police station to represent clients in respect of a wide range of issues. A member of the Ceredigion Duty Solicitor scheme.
In our first meeting, which we can do 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 plead.
In a majority of simple motoring offences, the only option for the defendant is to try and mitigate sentencing 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. This would carry an additional cost which can vary based on the amount of evidence required, however on average the cost is £500.00 + VAT.
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 on your hearing and make an argument on your behalf. We will discuss the outcome with you to ensure you understand the sentencing.
If you wish to, and we believe there is grounds to, we can discuss your options in regards to an appeal of the decision on the day. This would carry additional cost which we are able to discuss with you.