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Defending a Motoring Charge – Legal Aid


It is common for us to receive telephone calls from clients facing motoring charges who want to know if Legal Aid is available.  For the most serious driving offences such as Dangerous Driving, Legal Aid is available if you pass the interest of justice test (convincing the court why you can’t represent yourself) and also pass the means test (the court will look at your income and expenditure.  If it is below a certain level or you are on benefits you are likely to pass the test).   If the matter is to be heard at the crown court, Legal aid will always be available, although a contribution towards legal costs is sometimes necessary.  At Levins, we will always consider whether legal aid is available and advise.  If Legal Aid is not available we have a competitive, clear and transparent private fee structure.

If you are being interviewed by the police in relation to a road traffic matter we can assist.  We hold a Legal Aid contract which allows us to provide FREE representation to suspects at the police station whether under arrest or a volunteer (for further information on voluntary interviews please see https://www.levinslaw.co.uk/voluntary-attendance-police-interviews-i-really-need-solicitor/ )

Most road traffic interviews are done as a voluntary interview.  The police will contact you after a road traffic collision, allegation of careless driving or other road traffic offence and ask you to attend at the police station.  Many of the people attending have never been interviewed by the police and don’t know what to expect.

Our specialist motoring offence solicitors will be able to help you whether you are at the police station, magistrates court or crown court.

We offer a free initial advice call with Patrick O’Hanlan, who is a Road Traffic Law expert.  He has extensive experience of representing people nationwide.  Please contact us on motorlaw@levinslaw.co.uk or our specialist motor law line on 07398169441.  Alternatively, please contact the office on 0151 480 5777 to arrange a call back.


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