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This department offers advice and assistance relating to matters that stem from motoring and driving licence offences.

We offer our clients the added assurance that the advice given will reflect upon the current legislation, guidelines followed by the Courts, prospects of success and the strength of the evidence in the case.

The Court process can be very complex and intimidating. We are experts in this field and can offer clients the assurance that we are in the best position to provide advice and assistance in this area of law.

We represent clients who face all types of motoring allegations such as (but not restricted to):

  • Death by Dangerous Driving and Death by Careless Driving
  • Dangerous Driving
  • Careless Driving (also known as Driving Without Due Care and Attention)
  •  Drink Driving (also known as Excess Alcohol) and Drunk in Charge
  • Driving Whilst Unfit Through Drugs
  • Fail to Stop after a Road Traffic Accident
  • Fail to Report a Road Traffic Accident
  • Fail to Stop for the Police
  • Driving Whilst Disqualified
  • Driving Without a Valid Licence
  • Driving Without Third Party Insurance
  • Speeding
  • Section 172 Offences (Fail to notify details of driver)
  • Using Mobile Phone/ No Seatbelt
  • Defective Tyres and Brakes
  • Totting Up Disqualification
  • Allegations contrary to the Road Traffic Act or like minded Regulations
  • Special Reasons Arguments
  • Exceptional Hardship Hearings

If the Police have made contact with you to discuss an offence or invite you to a Voluntary Interview please call our office as soon as possible. The investigator conducting the interview is focused on what they need to prove the offence. They often are not concerned with your explanation and personal circumstances. A solicitor in interview makes it an even playing field and places you in the best possible legal stance before your interview.

If your matter proceeds to Court your conduct and content of the interview can and may be used against you. Therefore without the advice of a Solicitor you may innocently incriminate yourself, which could have damaging consequences before the Court.

If you have been reported for summons by the police, received a summons to attend Court through the post or you have been charged with any matters relating to Court prosecution then please get in touch with us as soon as possible as we are ready to take your instructions and provide you with the help that you need.

If you require our advice please either contact us prior to your interview to make arrangements, alternatively notify the investigating officer promptly. If you have been arrested, please notify the custody sergeant upon your arrival at the police station and provide him our number 0116 2470 022 to call. This number is contactable 24 hours a day 365 days per year.

At Thankey Mahet we offer Legal Aid, please contact the office for more information.

Our other services relating to Courts & Justice

Criminal Defence

Thankey Mahet Legal provides advice, assistance and advocacy at the Youth Court, Magistrates Court, Crown Court and Criminal Appeal Courts in relation to all forms of criminal allegations against clients and businesses.

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Fraud & Serious Crime

We appreciate that proceedings for Fraud and Serious Crime can have a profound effect upon the liberty of the person facing the charge.

We have vast experience with dealing with Multi-Handed Fraud cases, Murder, Serious Rapes, large scale Public Order offences and Money Laundering cases. We understand the importance of considering the evidence carefully as often when dealing with a large number of papers attention to detail is paramount.

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Business Defence - Courts & Justice

Any form of action against a business from the Police or a Regulatory Authority can be complex and time consuming. It is important that your business instructs a strong and experienced legal team who can be contacted 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

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Interviews Under Caution

Quality Legal Representation at the police station is paramount in any proceedings. Our Solicitors hold accreditations to represent clients at the Police Station or in any Interview under Caution no matter where it is held.

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Prison Law

If you or somebody you know has been sent to Prison you may need advice from our Prison Law Team. The law surrounding custodial sentences and detention is constantly changing. There are certain rights and privileges available to detainees.

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Thankey Mahet Legal not only acts for individuals and businesses but also acts as agents for other law firms and organisations in the criminal law sector.

We are able to act of behalf of law firms for their clients at the Police Station, the Youth Court, Magistrates Court and before the Immigration Courts.

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Motoring Offences Price Structure

Total cost (or if this is not possible, an average or range of costs)  Fixed Fee Staring at £150 + VAT
Key stages/typical timescales Timescales are dependant on Court Hearing Dates.
Qualifications and experience of anyone carrying out the work and of their supervisors Dav Mahet – Solicitor