Many of us will be waking up with a hangover as January starts. But what if your hazy memory of the last couple of weeks’ festivities includes an unwanted visit to the local police station? What if your New Year’s resolution list starts with “must visit Court?” Is there anything you can realistically do?

Motoring law specialist Andrew Coley said: “New Year typically sees an increase in drink driving cases coming through the Courts. We see many motorists facing disqualification who may benefit from proper legal advice. I have recently dealt with a case where the paperwork wasn’t properly completed, leading to the case being discontinued and a matter currently before the Courts in which we are examining CCTV footage to look at whether the procedure has been properly completed”.

Meanwhile, even in the holiday period the work didn’t stop for the Criminal Department. During the period of office closure, it dealt with cases in no fewer than four separate police stations, covering a wide range from the typical seasonal domestic to more serious offences. Head of Department Sunil Khanna said “I am grateful to my dedicated and hard-working staff who continued to give advice, even on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and made sure that our clients continued to get the very best possible service. I am delighted that we can be available for our clients when we are needed.”

If you have been charged or await a further visit to the police station, why not take advantage of a fixed fee interview at one of our offices in Newark, Lincoln, Boston, Sleaford, Grantham, Spalding or North Hykeham together with fixed fee representation at Court? Legal Aid may also be available – we offer a full Legal Aid service so please ask!

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