What should I do?
Call us! These cases may look like a simple matter where speaking to a lawyer is of limited benefit but we would suggest you call us for a free initial chat as there are some situations where you may have a defence or your licence is at risk of disqualification due to the speed or as a totter, exceeding 12 penalty points .
Most people ask us to represent them in these cases to make the whole thing as stress free as possible and avoid having to say too much themselves .
It is rare that there is a technical or procedural error which affords a defence so despite the fact we will look at this we warn you against websites promising this and charging large fees.
Speeding offences are a breach of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, s.89(1)
They are triable only summarily which means they can only be tried in a Magistrates Court.
The maximum penalty is a fine but you will also get points and a possibly a ban from driving depending on how far over the speed limit you are doing.
A disqualification or ban can be somewhere between 7 and 56 days for the offence itself, or as a penalty points totter if you receive between 3 and 6 points and this takes you to 12 points or more on your licence
The most common outcomes following the guidelines are: