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Costs Estimate for Motoring Offences (summary road traffic offences only)

Drink driving offence, guilty plea — fixed fee £2,800 plus VAT

Fee includes

  • 2 hours attendance/preparation:
  • considering evidence
  • taking your instructions and drafting a witness statement
  • providing advice on likely sentence
  • Counsel’s attendance and representation at Court for one day

The fee does not include:

  • instruction of any expert witnesses
  • taking additional statements from any witnesses
  • advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing
  • advice or assistance in relation to any appeal

The key stages of your matter are based on the presumption that you intend to plead guilty and have a date for your hearing.

  • Meet with your solicitor to provide instructions on what happened.
  • We will consider initial disclosure, and any other evidence and provide advice.
  • Arranging to take witness statements
  • We will explain the court procedure to you so you know what to expect on the day of your hearing, and the sentencing options available to the court.
  • We will conduct any further preparatory work, obtain further instructions from you if necessary and answer any follow up queries you have.
  • We cannot provide a timescale of when your hearing will take place, as this depends on the court listing for that day.
  • We will discuss the outcome.

If you instruct us to act on your behalf the information contained in our client care letter and terms and conditions, together with any updates that may become necessary in light of additional/changed information, will supersede any information contained in this document.

 

Costs Estimate for Motoring Offences (summary road traffic offences only)

Drink driving offence, not guilty plea

Where a not guilty plea is anticipated we will charge an hourly rate as how much work is required will vary significantly from case to case.

We anticipate that this will take between 10 and 100 hours work at £230 per hour.  Total costs estimated at £2,300 to £23,000 (+ VAT).

The exact costs will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter.  For example, it may be necessary to commission and review expert reports.

The work carried out will include

  • attendance/preparation:
  • considering the prosecution case and unused material
  • taking your instructions
  • taking statements from witnesses of fact.
  • providing advice on the prospects of securing an acquittal
  • providing advice on likely sentence if convicted
  • Attendance and representation at the Magistrates Court
  • instruction of any expert witnesses
  • Conducting a site visit
  • advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing
  • advice or assistance in relation to any appeal

The key stages of your matter are based on the presumption that you intend to enter a guilty plea and have a date for your first hearing.

  • Meet with your solicitor to provide instructions on what happened.
  • We will consider initial disclosure, and any other evidence and provide advice.
  • Arranging to take any witness statements if necessary.
  • We will explain the court procedure to you so you know what to expect on the day of your hearing, and the sentencing options available to the court.
  • We will conduct any further preparatory work, obtain further instructions from you if necessary and answer any follow up queries you have.
  • We cannot provide a timescale of when your hearing will take place, as this depends on the court listing for that day.
  • We will attend court on the day and meet with you before going before the court.
  • We will discuss the outcome

If you instruct us to act on your behalf the information contained in our client care letter and terms and conditions, together with any updates that may become necessary in light of additional/changed information, will supersede any information contained in this document.