At Allen Hoole we understand that the prospect of having to appear before the criminal courts can cause enormous distress.
A conviction for a motoring matter may have significant consequences upon you and your future out of all proportion to the offence.
We consider it our duty to examine every aspect of your case. By careful scrutiny of every detail and by enlisting qualified experts when necessary, we will ensure that no stone is left unturned and we will tell you what your chances of success are.
At Allen Hoole we have a specialist Road Traffic Law Department, handling a wide range of motoring offences:
Speeding will often attract a disqualification and the right advice can help you avoid this. If you have been accused of high speeds or if you already have points on your licence, you need to contact us immediately.
Drink Driving, Driving with Excess Alcohol, Failing or refusing to provide breath/blood specimen
Have you been prosecuted for Drink Driving, Driving whilst unfit through alcohol or drugs, or Failing to provide a specimen of breath / blood / urine? The law surrounding these charges can be complex. Professional advice will be essential.
This offence can attract a prison sentence and is likely to be tried at the Crown Court. If you have been accused of this offence, you need to contact us immediately.
Causing death by Dangerous Driving
This offence usually attracts a prison sentence and will be tried at the Crown Court. If you have been accused of this offence, you need to contact us immediately.
Otherwise known as driving without due care and attention. A rear end shunt? A momentary lapse of attention? Was the other driver at fault? This is one of the most common allegations brought by the police against motorists. You need fast expert advice on how to conduct your defence and whether to have representation before the Magistrates Court.
Do I face a ban? If so, how can I avoid it? At Allen Hoole, we understand that you need to know quickly whether there is a risk of a disqualification from driving. If so, we can advise you on how the Court might be persuaded not to impose a ban.
Driving whilst disqualified
This offence can attract a prison sentence. It is vital that the police can properly prove your driving history. You may have driven after the ban had expired but before taking an extended test. Whatever the circumstances, you need to contact us immediately.
Failing to stop, Failing to report
This offence can attract a prison sentence. Did you know that there had been an accident? Were you under a legal duty to remain at the scene? Did you comply with the duty to report in time? Whatever the circumstances, you need expert advice on whether you have a case and whether to have representation before the Magistrates Court.
Fraudulent use Vehicle excise licence
This offence can attract a prison sentence. If you have been accused of this offence, you need to contact us immediately.
Using a vehicle without insurance
This offence usually attracts 6 penalty points but can result in a straight ban. Did your policy cover you? Were you covered under another policy? Were there genuine problems with understanding the terms of your policy ? Were you misled by your insurance company? Whatever the circumstances, you need expert advice on whether you have a case and whether to have representation before the Magistrates Court.
The Courts will often treat more seriously road traffic offences committed on the motorway.
Drivers hours and records / Tachograph card offences
The legal requirements for drivers’ hours and the keeping of records are complicated. Facing a prosecution for failure to comply with these rules can be daunting. Our Road Traffic team has the experience to deal with company prosecutions whether involving goods vehicles, passenger vehicles or tachograph records. We can also help in the event of an investigation for the more serious offences forgery and falsification of tachograph cards.