Other Traffic Offences | Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire
Our Barristers provide legal advice and representation for drivers charged with a variety of traffic offences throughout Dorset, Hampshire, and Wiltshire. With Avoid A Ban, your Barrister will usually remain with you throughout your case, working with you to achieve the best possible outcome.
We’ve listed some of the more common driving offences and the penalties they can attract below.
Failure to Provide Driver Details
This offence usually occurs after the vehicle’s registered keeper receives a Notice of Intended Prosecution, then fails to say who was driving when the original traffic offence took place. This often happens when photographic evidence is relied upon, for example from speed cameras or traffic lights.
As the registered keeper, you must prove you don’t know who was driving your vehicle when the offence occurred and that you couldn’t be expected to discover his or her identity. Proving these things can be difficult, and we therefore recommend you contact an experienced traffic lawyer for advice.
- 6 penalty points, and
- a fine.
Careless Driving (‘Driving Without Due Care and Attention’)
You can be found guilty of careless driving if your driving falls below the expected standard of a competent driver, or you did not show reasonable consideration for other pedestrians and vehicles on the road.
When facing a charge of careless driving, your prosecution has to prove beyond reasonable doubt that your driving was below the level of a competent driver. Through careful planning and knowledge of the law, our Barristers can help you have the best chance to defend your case.
- 3-9 penalty points,
- a fine, or
- discretionary disqualification.