The first thing that the Ringrose Law motoring defence team will ask of any new client is whether the prosecution can prove the case against them. If the case cannot be proven, then you should not admit the offence.

Defence to Speeding?

Take, for example, a client accused of speeding. If the driver of the vehicle was not stopped by the police at the scene, then the police should serve a Notice of Intended Prosecution. This will be sent to the registered keeper of the vehicle. For any driver caught by a speed camera, this should be the first document they receive. This has to provide information about where the vehicle is alleged to have been speeding, and the time of the incident. If the Notice of Intended Prosecution is not served, or is served late, or is too vague in respect of the information provided, then there might be a defence to speeding. For a driver facing disqualification, this could keep them on the road.

Notices of Intended Prosecution apply to numerous motoring offences, not only speeding. For example, they apply to careless driving and dangerous driving, if a vehicle is not stopped at the scene of the incident.

This is one of many potential defences available to clients accused of motoring offences. You should never assume that you have to plead guilty. Sometimes, the case cannot be proved, so a client is entitled to be found not guilty.

At the Ringrose Law motoring defence team, we pride ourselves on keeping clients on the road. If you need our help, get in touch or go to https://www.ringroselaw.co.uk/motoring-offences/ for more details.

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