Our Fees for Help in the Magistrates Court

What are the costs for Advice, Assistance and Representation for Summary Motoring Offences?

“Summary” motoring offences are those which are dealt with in the Magistrates Court. The principal “Summary” offences include:

  • Driving while Disqualified
  • Driving without Insurance
  • Careless and Inconsiderate Driving
  • Driving, or being in a charge of, a motor vehicle with concentrations of specified controlled drugs in excess of specified levels
  • Failing to give information as to the identity of the driver
  • Failing to stop or report an Accident and Speeding

How much will my case cost?

The actual costs of providing advice and representation at Court for a summary
only motoring offence will vary according to the individual factors and
circumstances of the offence, for example:

  • Do you want limited “one off” advice to understand the process and your
  • The volume of paperwork and evidence provided by the CPS at the
    beginning and during the matter.
  • Whether a guilty or not guilty plea is made and the timing of this.

Our range of costs for summary only offences are:

1. Initial advice for non-imprisonable motoring offences is £500.
2. Initial advice for imprisonable motoring offences is £800.
3. Mitigation letter to the court for summary non imprisonable offences
£500 to £1000.
4. Non-contested summary non imprisonable motoring offences £750 to
5. Contested non imprisonable summary motoring offences £2000 to
6. Non-contested imprisonable summary only motoring offences £1000
to £3000.
7. Contested summary only imprisonable motoring offences £1500 to
8. Appeals re conviction and or sentence £5000 to £30000.
9. Attendance at Police Station £750 to £3000.

There may be additional costs to cover, such as travel and medical reports, but
we will advise you of these in advance.

What services do the fees cover?

The fees do not include VAT.The fees are based on a single Court hearing for trial or sentence. If the matter is adjourned or attendance is required at additional Court hearings, there may be an additional fee of £1000 to £3000.

How long will my case take?

Sometimes it can take up to eight weeks for Magistrates Courts to conclude a case. However, the time it takes to bring a matter to a conclusion will depend on other factors such as the Court and Prosecution availability. We will keep you informed of timescales as the matter progresses.

If you have been charged with a motoring offence and require representation in Court please contact DPP Law’s driving offence solicitors by completing the Contact Us form or by phone on 0333 200 5859.

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