Magistrates’ Court Guilty Pleas

If you are going to plead guilty to a driving offence in the Magistrates’ Court you need to know what will happen. Will you be banned from driving? Will you get penalty points on your licence? How much will the fine be? Are you at risk of a community order or even a prison sentence? Most people who go to court decide that they should be represented by a solicitor.

If you need a solicitor to represent you for guilty plea in the Magistrates’ Court then I can help. I can advise you about mitigation and keeping the penalty to a minimum.

How I Can Help With a Guilty Plea in the Magistrates’ Court

Every case is different. Not everything on the list will happen in every case. There will be some extra things that will come up too.

  • Reviewing the evidence from the police or the prosecutor
  • Helping you to collect the right evidence to support your case
  • Giving you detailed advice about the whole case
  • Advising you if pleading guilty is right for you
  • Advising you about character references
  • Helping you negotiate your way through the court process
  • Advising you about the possible sentence
  • Working with you to put forward the best mitigation
  • Persuading the magistrates or the judge to impose the lowest penalty possible

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 Legal Representation For a Guilty Plea in the Magistrates’ Court?

Before you decide if you need a solicitor, call me or request a call back under no obligation.


Traffic and Rain by Jonathan Kos-Read