BAY Legal Matters
In this month’s legal column, Giles Hayes of Graham Evans & Partners shares his expertise on the legalities of motoring offences
In recent times, there has been an increase in the number of motorists at risk of disqualification, having accrued 12 penalty points, or more, within a three year period.
Many motorists going through the court system are unaware of the possible consequences of motoring offences that can lead to lengthy periods of disqualification which will, naturally, have a serious impact on their livelihood, family and dependants.
On receipt of a speeding offence, it is imperative that the ‘Notices of Intended Prosecution’ are not ignored. Ordinarily, the penalties for failing to comply with the ‘Notice of Intended Prosecution’ are often more significant than that of the speeding offence itself.
Therefore, when having to deal with issues of this nature, it is recommended you should seek advice from a speci-alist solicitor in Motoring Law who has a proven track record of success, achieving excellent results in that area of law.
Giles Hayes, who has 20 years’ experience of Criminal Law, having worked extensively across the Magistrates and Crown Courts of South Wales, covers all areas of Motoring Law from offences such as speeding, careless driving, driving with excess alcohol to dangerous driving, failing to stop and failing to report accidents.
He highlights that a significant amount of motorists are not paying attention to Penalty Notices, which has led to many motorists being disqualified when it was quite clear that they should have sought legal advice. Mr Hayes said that Graham Evans & Partners represent motorists and, provided they seek advice at the outset, he and his team can prevent disqualifications and hardship being imposed.
In his experience, the inconvenience and worry about appearing in court is often a major concern for members of the public. Consequently, his team at Graham Evans & Partners will prepare your case thoroughly, leaving no stone unturned to ensure that you have the best defence available.
You can contact Giles Hayes at Graham Evans & Partners by calling 01792 655822 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Team at Graham Evans & Partners:
Back – from left to right: Steven Burnell, Partner, Craig Harding, Solicitor, Simon Howell, Senior Partner, Eve Hayes, Legal Executive,
Front from left to right: Rachel Mayers, Legal Assistant, Giles Hayes Partner, Sarah Griffiths, Solicitor