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Caught Speeding

There are sentencing guidelines to help Magistrates decide what penalty to impose; and as you’d expect, the higher the recorded speed, the likelihood of disqualification becomes greater. The speed you were driving, any previous convictions and your ability to pay a speeding fine are also, all taken in to account by the magistrate.

You Could face a fine of up to £1000 (£2,500 for motor way offences), between three and six fixed penalty points on your licence and a discretionary driving ban. Points Accumulation or “totting up” is one of the main reasons drivers or motorcyclists can be disqualified. If a driver or motorcyclist reaches 12 or more penalty points within a three-year period, the court must impose a disqualification of at least six months, unless there are "special reasons" why it shouldn't.


Speeding Fine Penalty Guidelines

Guideline Points Legal Speed Limits Excess Speed (MPH) Fine
3 20-30 mph
40-50 mph
60-70 mph
Up to 10 mph
Up to 15 mph
Up to 20 mph
Yes
4 or 5 OR Disqualification up to 42 days 20-30 mph
40-50 mph
60-70 mph
From 11-20 mph
From 16-25 mph
From 21-30 mph
Yes
6 OR Disqualification up to 56 days 20-30 mph
40-50 mph
60-70 mph
From 21-30 mph
From 26-35 mph
From 31-40 mph
Yes

How We Can Help You

Our Motoring Law solicitors are experts in speeding defence. Our dedicated road traffic law solicitors are here to scrutinise the prosecution case and work out your chances of success and advise you on whether you should plead guilty or not guilty. We have a fierce reputation in successfully defending motorists throughout England and Wales and can represent clients in any Magistrates’ Court.

Our solicitors strive to accomplish a victorious outcome in every case but If the courts insist on penalty points, a driving ban or a fine we can be on hand to make sure a fair result is obtained, ensuring you receive at the absolute minimum or prevent them being imposed at all.
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Can I Represent Myself in Court?

It is of course your right to represent yourself in court, however the area of law relating to Road Traffic Legislation and speeding ticket offences, is extremely complicated. There is the possibility you could miss a loophole or defence that would otherwise be available to you. Seeking the legal advice of specialist a in road traffic law could be crucial to the outcome of your case.

Even if you have only just received paperwork (notice of intended prosecution) about the speeding offence, you should contact our Driving Law team without delay, to ensure you fully understand your options. Our dedicated Driving Law solicitors are on hand to provide straightforward, clear-cut and realistic legal advice; and should you request it, our expert legal services.