How I can help
Motoring law is both complex and technical and changes constantly either because of new legislation or new decisions by the Courts. Most solicitors don’t undertake this work and routinely refer clients to specialists such as myself.
As a Solicitor Advocate I can help throughout the entire process from the initial Police interview or investigation to the conclusion of your case in Court. I will be your readily accessible point of contact and representation at all times.
Clients can seek advice in connection with any motoring prosecution and I can bring real value in areas of process including:
When our teenage son was charged with drink driving he knew he had done something very stupid and was resigned to his fate. We instructed David who explained everything to us and rebutted many of the scare stories we had read on the internet. He prepared us well, and with his knowledge of the law, the process and the court managed to minimise what could have been a very serious penalty. We're very grateful
- Discontinuing prosecutions
- Appealing against a conviction or sentence
- Applying for a case to be reopened
I have a strong track record of defending all types of drivers including:
You can find out more about how I can help with specific issues through the menu on the right, and in my helpsheets.
I am often asked what my success rates are.
Success means different things depending on the circumstances:
- persuading the police not to issue a summons when one is threatened;
- persuading the police or the Crown Prosecution Service to either withdraw proceedings or to accept a guilty plea to a lesser offence;
- securing an acquittal after a not guilty plea and a trial;
- persuading the Court not to disqualify at all or to disqualify for a shorter period by arguing exceptional hardship or special reasons;
- persuading the Court to impose points rather than a ban;
- persuading the Court to impose a short ban rather than points leading to a long ban or licence revocation;
- persuading the Court to impose a shorter ban than it could have done (for example in drink driving cases where there is a wide range of periods available to the Court depending on the breath reading or other circumstances).
By these standards my success rate is comfortably over 95%. In the last 25 years I have lost a tiny number of trials, and only one instance where an exceptional hardship failed completely. This is largely because I have become very skilled at judging and presenting cases, and advising realistically on whether a contested trial is a good thing to go through. The costs of getting it wrong are significant and I rarely do.
In most cases I can add value and bring experience and judgment.
I like to help...
If you’d like my help then please contact me at the earliest opportunity, if possible as soon as you are summoned, charged or receive a Notice of Intended Prosecution.
Even if you already have a court date or have been convicted and want to appeal I can help, but the sooner you let me know the better.