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Driving Offences

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From speeding and driving without insurance, to drink driving and dangerous driving, we can defend and present your case wherever it takes place. At Hay & Kilner, we have an experienced team of driving offence solicitors who provide an expert defence service to motorists facing prosecution throughout England and Wales.

We provide advice and assistance to those who are eligible for legal aid funding as well as on a private fee basis. Further information on our service can be accessed through the links below:

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Emergency Helpline

We operate a 24-hour emergency service, 365 days a year to ensure that our clients receive a first class service. Emergency telephone number: 07800 995 885

Our expertise in driving offence claims include:

  • Drink driving offences;
  • Speeding offences;
  • Failure to identify a driver;
  • Dangerous driving;
  • Insurance offences; and
  • Applying to the Court to keep your licence when you are in danger of losing it.

We will support you at every stage of your case to ensure you receive the best possible outcome. We will examine all aspects of your case, including potential defences presenting hardship and other arguments to help you avoid losing your licence.

Notable cases our Driving Offences team has been involved in:

R v M

Our client avoided an obligatory disqualification from driving and any punishment despite driving his car whilst over the ‘drink drive’ limit. We successfully argued, with supporting evidence, that the driving was in an emergency situation.

R v W

Our client had failed to provide information identifying the driver of his vehicle on two separate occasions. The minimum penalty is 6 points for each offence which could lead to at least a 6 months disqualification. We made representations to the police, even after the client had failed with his own representations, and the offences we changed back to the original matters leading to only 3 penalty points being imposed and a disqualification being avoided.

R v C

Our client avoided disqualification despite being caught travelling over twice the speed limit for that road. Ordinarily, the court would disqualify someone from driving for around 8 weeks or more. After advancing mitigation on behalf of our client, the court instead imposed penalty points allowing the client to continue driving.

R v D

Our client was arrested on suspicion of ‘drink driving’. At the Police Station, he provided a breath sample that was over the prescribed limit. This would ordinarily lead to a disqualification. The case against our client was dismissed at trial after we established that the Police had not followed their correct testing procedures.


  • "A very professional outfit. Client care is placed at its forefront."

    - Chambers Guide

  • "Exceptionally satisfied with the advice and approachability of Mark Harrison and his supportive staff, who have helped and advised on situations as they arose."

    - Client of Mark Harrison