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Motoring Offences: Fees

Motoring offences Cost & Service: Fixed fee

Our fees and some of our expenses are subject to VAT (currently 20%)

Drink driving offence, guilty plea – fixed fee £1,000 plus vat 

Fee includes:

  • 2 hours attendance/preparation:

    • considering evidence

    • taking your instructions

    • providing advice on likely sentence

  • Attendance and representation at a single hearing at the Magistrates Court

The 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

 

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.

  • Meet with your solicitor to provide instructions on what happened.

  • We will consider initial disclosure, and any other evidence and provide advice.

  • Arranging to take any witness statements if necessary (this will have an additional cost, of £400).

  • We will explain the court procedure to you so you know what to expect on the day of 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 day.

  • We will attend court on the day and meet with you before going before the court. We anticipate being at court for [e.g. half a day].

  • We will discuss the outcome with you. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry an additional cost.

These prices on the website are indications only based upon standard type of cases. Following the initial consultation with you we will provide you with a quote/estimate. This will be contained in our client care letter and it will take precedence and is the price you will be required to pay.

Who will deal with you case?

Matters of this nature are usually dealt with our Brian Coulter​.

BRIAN COULTER