Motoring Offences: Our Fees

Motoring Fees

Motoring offences can cause extreme anxiety when your driving licence is at stake. We understand that driving is an essential part of your livelihood and can have enormous consequences for you.

The right representation can prevent a severe sentence or penalty. We can provide you with professional legal support. If applied, the penalties associated with these offences can make the difference between losing or maintaining your livelihood. Simply put, we fight to save licences.

Legal Aid is generally not available for Motoring/road traffic offences and we, therefore, having regard to our client’s precise needs offer competitive fees.

Free Initial Telephone Discussion

If you are being investigated, charged or summoned, then call us now on 01282 678767 / 0330 053 6767 or email us on info@reesclayton.co.uk for a free no obligation consultation with one of our dedicated lawyers. We will assess your case and happily provide you with initial advice.

Our dedicated team have represented clients nationwide in a vast array of offences and have immense experience in defending individuals accused of driving offences. Please visit our team page to see who will be assisting you.

Our aim is to deliver the best possible service through our knowledge, determination and dedication to your case.

Please note: If you would like a bespoke service, then we can offer advice and representation at an hourly rate of £177 / £201 + VAT.

Our competitive fixed fees are as follows:

Guilty pleas – from £600 (inc. VAT) – £1000.00 (inc. VAT)

Where you have committed a motoring offence and you wish to plead guilty, we can assist you in preparing your case by putting forward strong representations and mitigation to try to obtain the best possible outcome for you.

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.

  • We will advise you by phone/person in an initial consultation
  • We will consider initial disclosure, and any other evidence and provide advice.
  • 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 half a day.
  • We will discuss the outcome with you. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry an additional cost.

This fee includes:

  • A minimum of 2 hours attendance/preparation:
    • considering evidence
    • taking your instructions
    • providing advice on likely sentence
  • Providing advice relating to mitigating your sentence, obtaining character references and necessary work relating to the same
  • Attendance and representation at a single hearing at the Magistrates Court
  • Any travel expenses including mileage/parking up to 30 miles radius of our head office. Any additional mileage will be charged at 45p a mile.

The fee does not include:

  • instruction of a barrister
  • 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

Please note the fee can vary on a number of factors such as:

  • The location of the court
  • Complexity of the case
  • Contacting witnesses / third parties / experts

Not guilty pleas – from £1200.00 (inc VAT) – 2500.00 (inc VAT)

Where you decide to enter a not guilty plea in relation to a road traffic offence you are alleged to have committed, we can assist in rigorously preparing your case and represent you at trial.

The key stages of your matter are based on the presumption that you have entered a not guilty plea and have a date for your hearing.

  • We will advise you by phone/person in an initial consultation
  • We will consider initial disclosure, and any other evidence and provide advice.
  • 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 half a day.
  • We will discuss the outcome with you. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry an additional cost.

This fee includes:

  • A minimum of 2 hours attendance/preparation:
    • considering evidence
    • taking your instructions
    • providing advice on your plea, trial and likely sentence
  • Providing advice relating to your trial, obtaining character references and necessary work relating to the same
  • Attendance and representation at a trial hearing at the Magistrates Court
  • Consideration and advice pertaining to advancing an exceptional hardship or special reasons argument.
  • Any travel expenses including mileage/parking up to 30 miles radius of our head office. Any additional mileage will be charged at 45p a mile.

The fee does not include:

  • instruction of a barrister
  • instruction of any expert witnesses
  • taking statements from any witnesses
  • a trial that is adjourned to a new date or additional hearings where representations are required such as Mention Hearings or Case Management Hearings
  • advice or assistance in relation to any appeal

Please note the fee can vary on a number of factors such as:

  • The location of the court
  • Complexity of the case
  • Contacting witnesses / third parties / experts