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Driving Offence Solicitors


Cars are a vital part of our daily lives and for some of us, they are absolutely invaluable. If you are facing motoring offence charges and the potential loss of your driving licence it can be particularly worrying and stressful so you will need the experts behind you.

The motoring law specialists at Clifford Johnston & Co. have extensive knowledge and skill in this area having successfully defended motoring offences of all types including speeding, drink driving, insurance offences and cases involving death whilst driving.

To give yourself the best chance of reducing the penalties you face and of keeping hold of your licence, contact us today for professional and friendly advice.

In the event that you are facing motoring offence charges, engaging the services of Clifford Johnston and Co. offers you the optimum chance of securing a positive outcome. Our credentials speak for themselves, having seen us shortlisted as finalists for Crime Team of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards in both 2019 and 2020.

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Our Motoring Offence Services

Whether you are facing regulatory or criminal proceedings, our solicitors are here to offer legal advice and assistance on the full range of driving offences.

We are available twenty-four hours a day and we regularly offer our guidance and support to clients from their first police interview right the way through to subsequent court proceedings.

Motoring offences that we deal with include:

Careless Driving:

Driving without due care and attention can incur unlimited fines, 3-9 penalty points and/or disqualification for more serious offences.

Causing Death by Dangerous Driving:

Arguably the most serious of the motoring offences, causing death by dangerous driving can attract a sentence of imprisonment of up to 14 years, a mandatory disqualification from driving any motor vehicle for a minimum of two years and a compulsory extended retest

Dangerous Driving:

Anyone found guilty of dangerous driving can face an unlimited fine, disqualification from driving for a minimum of 12 months, an extended re-test and imprisonment of up to 2 years.

Drink Driving:

If you are found to be driving a motor vehicle with more than 35mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath you face a mandatory 12-month disqualification, an unlimited fine and up to 6 months in prison.

Drug Driving:

If you are found guilty of driving whilst under the influence of drugs you will receive a mandatory driving disqualification for a minimum of 12 months, an unlimited fine and a possible prison sentence of up to six months.

Driving While Disqualified:

Penalties for driving while disqualified include custodial sentences of up to 6 months, an unlimited fine as well as mandatory 6 penalty points and disqualification of up to 6 months.

Driving Without Insurance:

Driving without insurance risks an on the spot fine of around £300 and six penalty points on your licence or other penalties including an unlimited fine and a driving ban if your case goes to court.

Failure to Stop:

Every driver is obliged to stop if they are involved in any type of road traffic accident and failing to do so can lead to an unlimited fine and a prison sentence of six months.

Mobile Phone Offences:

On the spot fines of around £200 and six penalty points are regularly handed out to anyone caught using their mobile phone whilst driving. You could also go to court and face a fine of up to £1,000 and a driving ban.


Speeding is the most common driving offence on UK roads and can earn you anything from a £100 fine and three penalty points on your licence right up to a much larger fine and a driving ban.

Taxi Offences:

Clifford Johnston represents Taxi drivers across the full range of driving & regulatory offences they can face, including illegally plying for hire allegations and Licensing hearings. Rest assured that your license and ability to ply your trade are priorities of ours.

How we can help

We provide leading defence and mitigation services to motorists and have helped hundreds of clients to avoid disqualification or prosecution. Many of the cases we work on are dropped by the prosecution entirely.

From the moment of your 1st contact with the police, we can provide you with the necessary guidance and support.  We provide clear, straightforward advice on the possible outcomes of your case. In situations where the fixed and unavoidable penalty is a driving ban, we can help reduce the length of the disqualification and help our clients get back on the road as soon as possible.

We understand the far-reaching consequences of a potential prosecution on you and your family and therefore we will work diligently to build an effective defence on your behalf, to protect your livelihood and independence.

Get in touch with our Driving Offence Solicitors In Manchester & Stockport

By choosing to work with us you will have an exceptional team fighting your corner and one that is renowned across the industry for providing the highest standards of legal representation. All Driving offences are catered for at Clifford Johnston by our Criminal Defence Solicitors in Manchester & Stockport, so we are perfectly able to provide the best defence to charges no matter how serious the case may be. We often work with clients who seek to appeal against convictions as well.

For affordable, but professional legal advice regarding any Driving Offence, please do not hesitate to contact the motoring law experts at Clifford Johnston & Co. today.


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