Guilty pleas (1 -3 offences) – £1200 (incl.VAT) – £1800 (incl. VAT)*
If you accept you have committed a motoring offence, entering a guilty plea and putting forward a strong plea mitigation can sometimes give you the best outcome by minimising the penalty that could be imposed.
Stages of process:
The key stages of your matter are based on the presumption that you have entered a guilty plea and have a date for your hearing.
- Initial consultation and advice by phone/person
- Review of charge summons and evidence, including providing advice
- Further consultation by phone/in person regarding defence, explaining the court procedure so you know what to expect at your hearing, and the sentencing options available to the court
- We will conduct any further preparatory work, obtain further instructions from you if necessary and answer any follow up queries you have
- We cannot provide a timescale of when your hearing will take place, as this depends on the court listing for that court
- We will attend court on the day and meet with you before going before the court. We anticipate being at court for half a day
- We will discuss the outcome after the court hearing with you. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry an additional cost
Our fee includes:
- Attending to you over the phone/in person
- Minimum of 2 hours’ attendance/preparation:
- Considering evidence
- Providing advice in relation to plea and likely sentence
- Full representation up to and including the sentencing hearing
- Providing assistance in obtaining evidence and mitigating any penalties that the Court may impose
- Where appropriate, advice on whether an exceptional hardship or special reasons argument should be made
- Barristers fees
- Representation at single hearing for no more than half a day
- Car parking/mileage or other travelling expenses
Our fee does not include:
- Instruction of any expert witnesses
- Taking statements from any witnesses
- Advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing
- Advice or assistance in relation to any appeal
- Representation in person at future hearings
- Third party or experts fees
- If the court of its own volition sees fit to adjourn your trial to another date, requiring us to reschedule date of attendance
- Any work following the conclusion of your final hearing or appeal which would incur additional fees
- Costs in relation to transfer proceedings
- Any fine imposed by the court, surcharge or order for costs made in favour of prosecution
The fees for our service can vary depending on a number of factors including:
- Additional time required
- Contacting witnesses/third parties
- Liaising with courts
- If the trial runs over half a day
- The location of the trial
- Number of witnesses involved
- Number of offences committed
Court proceedings will usually be issued within six months of the offence dates, however it can often take up to 12 months to proceed with a hearing.
We do not expect to do any work outside the terms of any fixed price quoted, however we will notify you if this changes and discuss with you how the additional work may be charged.
*If successful and acquitted or proceedings are discontinued by the prosecution you may be entitled to obtain a defence costs order
Visit our team page to find out more about the experience and qualifications of individuals who may assist you with your case.
If you would like further information on any of our services or fees, please contact the Team for FREE initial advice on 0800 046 3066 or email email@example.com.