Solicitors and barristers are all highly trained and they do a great job. If you have a question about your case you should always go to the lawyer representing you first. Sometimes you need some reassurance that your current lawyer is doing the job properly; sometimes you are not sure and you might need a change.
If you already have a solicitor or a barrister but you want a second opinion on your driving case I can help. Contact me for more information. I can review the case and give you full written advice.
I Will Give a Second Opinion on all Driving Cases
- Police station advice
- Magistrates’ court cases
- Magistrates’ court trials
- Magistrates’ court guilty pleas
- Exceptional hardship
- Special reasons
- Crown Court cases
- Appeals to the Crown Court
- Crown Court trials
- Crown Court guilty pleas
- Advice about sentence
What I Will Do
Every case is different. The list will change from one case to the next.
- Take your instructions
- Review the evidence from the police or the prosecutor
- Review the statements and papers that have been sent to you or your lawyer
- Review the advice that you have been given by your solicitor or barrister
- View any CCTV or photographs
- Review the advice that you have been given about plea
- Review the advice that you have been given about sentence
- Give you advice about the strength of the evidence against you
- Give you advice about any defences that you have
- Give you guidance about your chances of winning a trial
- Advise you about pleading guilty or not guilty
- Tell you about credit for a guilty plea
- Tell you about the costs risks
- Give you detailed advice about the whole case
- Advise you if you need witnesses
- Advise you if you need expert evidence
- Tell you about the maximum sentence and the most likely sentence
- If you have been convicted; give you advice about an appeal
- If you have been sentenced give you advice about an appeal
If I think that the advice from you current solicitor is correct, I will tell you. If the advice is wrong or if I see your case a different way I will tell you too.
No Substitute for Experience
I specialise in representing drivers accused of motoring offences. I have many years of experience representing clients in the Magistrates’ Court and the Crown Court. All solicitors are authorised to appear in the Magistrates’ Court but I have two extra qualifications:
- Member of the Law Society Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme – an award that is only given to solicitors who have reached a required standard and level of experience in the Magistrates’ Court.
- Higher Rights of Audience – means that I am authorised to appear in the Crown Court. Most solicitors are not allowed to appear in Crown Court trials. Traditionally that is a job that only barristers are allowed to do.
Unsure If You Need a Second Opinion?
Before you decide if you need a solicitor, call me or request a call back under no obligation.