We are forever receiving enquiries from people, innocently believing that if they name another person they can escape punishment!
They’ve heard stories from a friend of a friend of a friend, who never heard anything back from it so surely it must work?
We can assure you that that it does not work, after representing hundreds of clients over the years after they have put themselves in that position and ultimately been charged with perverting the course of justice!
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Have you collected 12 points on your licence and might be totting up?
Are you about to reach the maximum points allowance on your licence?
If you are, and you do not wish to lose your licence, call us and we can help you.
Having penalty points added to your driving licence for a driving offence is a common occurrence, ask around and it won’t be hard to find someone who has at least 3. However, if you reach 12 points and tott up, this can lead to disqualification from driving and as a result, huge changes to your every day life.
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Appeal a Driving Ban – Disclosing Convictions to Employers
Firstly, the Court will not normally disclose this to your employer, however there is nothing stopping your local newspaper publishing the outcome of the Court hearing in the newspaper!
If you are not sure about whether you have a duty to disclose it to your employer, firstly you should check your company policies which you should adhere too. Your contract of employment may also hold the answer. If you are a member of a professional body, for example a Doctor registered with the General Medical Council – it would be wise speaking with a representative there.
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Police Procedure for Arresting Someone UK – Understand the procedure
It is essential to understand what is correctly and incorrectly when learning how will a police officer pull you over?
Receiving the best available legal advice when you may be charged with a driving offence can be the difference between being found guilty and receiving a heavy fine, driving ban, multiple points and/or a prison sentence, to walking free without charge.
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No NIP (notice of intended prosecution) within 14 days leads most drivers to feel that they have escaped prosecution but that is not always the case.
There are a few things that you need to consider. Firstly, are you the registered keeper of the vehicle or is the vehicle leased or a company vehicle?
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Foreign Licence in UK
A frequent question that we receive here at Hammond Trotter Solicitors is “can I drive on a foreign licence in UK?”
If you have received a notice of intended prosecution, you have a duty to respond and provide the information that is requested. If you were the driver of the vehicle caught speeding, you should provide the details.
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Do you have a Speeding Ticket in the UK or been caught speeding abroad and want to know do you get points and how it will affect you for speeding abroad?
This is a very common question we are often asked, as so many of us hire cars whilst we are enjoying our summer holidays, wanting to explore the scenery!
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