I am often surprised and, frankly, sometimes dismayed by perfectly good arguments being rejected by magistrates who then go on to ban drivers for substantial periods of time. This demonstrates the importance of our system of appeals – just remember to lodge the appeal as soon as possible after taking good legal advice from me. In one recent case a client from Surrey who required his car for work had an unfair six month ban reduced to two months on appeal at the Crown Court. Here is a testimonial from him:
Julian has been of invaluable help in dealing with my recent case.
I have been driving for work for over 45 years without any problems but over the last 18 months accumulated 12 points – bringing me up in front of the Magistrates’ Courts as a “Totter.”
The first thing that Julian did was get my case put back a couple of months which was extremely helpful. He then worked with me to prepare my plea of “exceptional hardship” in that I absolutely needed my car five days a week for business. His extensive knowledge of the Crime and Road Traffic Law was decisive in getting what would have been a six months’ ban . I highly recommend Julian Hunt.
Mistakes and errors are made. They can be remedied. They need not be fatal.