BB Law recently dealt with a ‘Laser Jammer’ case. Our client’s case was concluded at York Crown Court on 7th February 2017 when our client narrowly avoided an immediate custodial sentence Read more ….
This client instructed BB Law a few days before his trial. We persuaded the prosecution to drop the s.172 charge (which carries a large fine and minimum of 6 points) in return for a guilty plea to the original minor red-light offence. This was potentially a difficult task because the red-light offence was well over 6 months old and wasn’t included on the original summons. The client ended up with a small fine and 3 points. Here is the client’s feedback –
“Good afternoon Mr Bell, could I take a minute to thank you so much for the work you have done for me at such short notice, absolutely first class service from you, greatly appreciated and will store your contact details for any future problems that arise!!
I will forward your details should I know anybody in a difficult situation like mine for your representation and once again much obliged.” – Mr A, S – Liverpool
BB Law regularly represent clients who are accused of driving off after an accident. Over the years we have developed a good understanding of how the various police forces throughout the country approach these investigations. This knowledge helps us to achieve satisfactory outcomes for our clients as quickly as possible. The following feedback was received from the father of a young female driver who was being investigated by the police for offences of careless driving, failing to stop after an accident and failing to report an accident –
“We would like to express our satisfaction and thanks for supporting my daughter and I during our difficult time.
Upon receiving the 172 notice from the police we were totally overwhelmed with panic and stress, however once I had called you for your initial expert advice (which was invaluable) you began to relax our worst fears.
We were very impressed from the outset with no matter how many questions I asked (and I had a lot) or whatever time of day, I got a swift professional and honest response and nothing seemed too much trouble. Your fixed fee approach was clear and affordable indicating the various potential stages of the process so we knew exactly what we were committing to without the fear of spiraling costs.
Thanks to yourself the outcome proved to be successful at the first stage and the police closed the case with no further action. As you can see I have nothing but praise for yourself and the team at BB Law and would recommend you to anybody.” – Mr P, T (on behalf of daughter, R, T) – Manchester
This client had made a bit of a mess of his case when attempting to represent himself. He subsequently instructed BB Law Ltd days before he was due to be disqualified by Luton Magistrates’ Court. We were able to get the conviction reopened and one of the offences dropped, which meant the client avoided a minimum 6 month Totting Up ban and walked away with a £60 fine, £0 court costs and 3 points! Here are the client’s feedback comments –
“Good evening Bobby. I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your professionalism and I would just like to thank you for representing me and the work you did for me. I appreciate it greatly. You have been an immense help, and I was in awe at the way you handled my case. I can only say that I feel that you handled my case very professionally and were very prompt with your replies to my questions which put my mind at ease immediately. It has meant that I can sustain my livelihood and continue to support my family; which is the most important thing and I will gladly promote your services. Thank you very much again!” – Mr J, W – Wigan
This client received a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) and a requirement to provide driver information (pursuant to s.172 of the Road Traffic Act 1988). Within weeks BB Law Ltd had persuaded the police to drop the whole case. The client provided the following feedback –
“Bobby thank you for your input into my case. I feel sure that your timely communication with my local constabulary prevented this case escalating to a potentially points bearing court appearance. I think this demonstrates the importance of involving a specialist in motoring cases, such as yourself, at the earliest stage to obtain the best outcome. Once again many thanks. Hope I wont need you again but know I can count on you if necessary. I think I can safely say that other of my colleagues will be using your services as and when required. Regards.” – Mr R, S – Derby
This was a long and hard fought case with more aggravating features to contend with than just the high speed. The result achieved was actually more exceptional than the length of the disqualification would suggest. The following feedback was received from this client –
“My experience with Bobby at BB Law has been exemplary from start to finish. Facing a difficult prosecution for a very high speed, Bobby took the time to meet with me and deal with all my subsequent questions by phone and email with no delays whatsoever. Bobby is knowledgeable and professional and considered many different options for my defence and case and carefully explained the strategies, positives and negatives for each possibility.
Bobby ended up “juggling” 3 different unrelated motoring offences for me with the outcome exceptional in all 3. The main speeding offence outcome was outstanding and surpassed my expectation in the face of a heavy prosecution. I would be sure to contact Bobby with ANY motoring offences in the future no matter how “black and white” they first appear and I would have no reservation recommending Bobby to anyone needing assistance with motoring offences. Bobby was friendly, professional and provided clear concise cost effective case management throughout.” – Mr M, M – Southampton
“Many thanks for your invaluable support in achieving the ‘best result’ for me at Macclesfield Magistrates Court last Friday. It was a professional business class journey with a first class upgrade result, and I am certainly impressed with the prompt and efficient manner in which the case was handled from the outset to completion.
The attention you professionally established to detail the presentation, was ‘carved out’ of a lot of superfluous, yet factual information and the process of identifying any unnecessary ‘literary weight’ to carry was resolved; resulting in the clear message delivery and case transparency for the Magistrates Bench to quickly and fully understand in order to reach the preferred outcome which we desired. All in all a very good performance. Thanks for listening and providing a solid foundation to support my case.
Once again many thanks, well done & with my sincere appreciation. Kind Regards”– Mr P, G – North Wales
“Hi Bobby. Thank you for helping and supporting with such a difficult case, of which I was truly amazed with the outcome, realistically I should of lost my licence! If only more business and people were such good communicators as BB Law Ltd the world would be a better place. I certainly can’t thank you enough. Kind regards.” – Mr A, C – Hertfordshire
“Morning. David has said that he was very pleased with outcome and to thank you very much for all your help. He also said your services were very professional and at every stage. Once again thank you.” Mrs L, W (client’s partner) – Cheshire
“Hello Mr Bell. May I just take this opportunity to thank you so very much for the way that you guided and supported Richard through the ‘red light offence’. Your excellent advice and prompt and efficient service was second to none . The outcome was what we had hoped for and your honesty with regard to advising us to take the lower charge option for your service was most refreshing. Many thanks again. Warmest Regards.” – Mrs M, D (client’s mother) – Staffordshire
This case went all the way to trial but on the morning of trial the CPS were persuaded to withdraw the fairly serious Drink Driving charge (and also a related Fail to Stop charge) after BB Law point out that the officer had made a procedural error and perhaps more importantly the officer had made inconsistent statements in relation to the issue. The client pleaded guilty to a related Fail to Report offence and walked away with 5 points on his licence, a small fine and a significant proportion of his legal costs refunded. These are his comments on the service BB Law provided to him –
“After facing a difficult case, I can honestly say that I have no regrets about selecting Bobby as my solicitor. Throughout the build up to both appearances at court he was not only there to support me, but his in-depth knowledge of driving laws gave me full confidence to put all of my trust into his decisions. With 3 charges, including an Excess Alcohol charge, he managed to convince the CPS along with some evidence to drop the Excess Alcohol and Fail to Stop in return for a guilty plea to my Fail to Report charge.
I would highly recommend Bobby for any motoring case, because he was such a help and with his fair prices it makes his service worthwhile as his desire and dedication to succeed in the court is second to none.” – Mr J, M – Staffordshire
“A1 impeccable service. Myself versus local council. Tried a local solicitor at first who made a complete hash of it, in fact they didn’t even bother to appear at the first hearing which led to my driving licence being revoked. Anyways instructed BB Law who prepped my case very well unfortunately the magistrates decided they had their own meaning for ‘to proceed’ being the same as stationary – long story I’m sure Bobby will go into this if you’re interested. Anyways we then went to the High Court on a Case Stated appeal and guess what we won! Reminds me of David beating Goliath, they may of won the battle but we won the war and with full costs application granted. Thanking BB Law so much for their advice and service. Highly recommended.” – Mr P, B – Blackpool
“The only feedback I can give is excellent for service, communication and value for money, you should be charging at least twice the amount for what you do. Thanks again.” – Mr D, L – Kent
This client was facing a minimum 6 month Totting Up disqualification and did not have any grounds to argue Exceptional Hardship, so the pressure was on to win his case. Fortunately, BB Law quickly identified a defect in the police procedure, which resulted in the magistrates dismissing the charge at trial. This is what the client had to say –
“When I first looked for a solicitor to defend me, I contacted five different firms and yours was the only one that presented me with a plausible option for my defence. Subsequently, your diligence led to the revelation that the police had not provided adequate evidence for a proper prosecution. Nevertheless the CPS still went ahead with a prosecution, but your very cogently argued defence ensured that the magistrates had no option other than to find me not guilty. I feel that you did a superb job on my behalf and would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone in a similar situation needing professional help with motoring law and the defence of any alleged offence” – Mr J, H – Malvern
Fortunately, for this client his works van had an extremely accurate GPS tracking device and by combining the data from the tracker together with cell site data from our client’s mobile phone provider, we were able to categorically prove that he was not using his mobile whilst driving. This is the feedback email received from the client –
“This is to thank you so very much for the tireless effort you put in my case. You are such a superstar. We never met however your communication is the best. Your dedication to the job can be compared to no other. Your approach was so professional. When I got back the money that I spent on the case, I was over the moon. Bobby what can I say. You are very Honest, Professional and Dedicated. Thank you soooo very much” – Mr R, L – London
“Thanks Bobby. Fantastic result for me in the long term despite the fine and costs. I thought the service was fantastic and the speed at which you turned things around was great considering the decision we made to attend on the 22nd, very short amount of time to prep and still came out with a good result, I would use your services again in the future if I ever need them” – Mr K, T – Stafford
“Right result – BB Law got my 6-month ban lifted in a Crown Court appeal. I wish I’d gone straight to BB Law in the first place – rather than to the lesser mortal who didn’t save me from a 6-month totting-up ban from the Magistrates. Bobby was professional, friendly, competent and gave me the result I wanted. Save your license – and some money at the same time. thank you very, very much” – Mr H, M – London
“We would like to thank you so very much, for bringing what has been a really worrying and stressful time to an amazing conclusion. I have to admit I had my doubts, not in you, but in the system and whether we would be believed. The outcome was better than what we could have hoped for. We valued your advice and your courteous, professional approach. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone in a similar situation. Although I hope we don’t need you again, it’s good to know you are there” – L, M – Staffordshire
“I wish to express my sincere gratitude for your effort in saving my licence. I was pleased with the service I received. The communication, advice and direction was perfect. I received prompt responds to emails and any queries. I was also pleased with the way you took control of the hearing and dealt with it. I will be happy to direct any friends and family who will ever need your service. Once again, thanks for a job well done” – Mr A, F – West Midlands
“I found BB Law after carrying out my own research online and discovering they were highly rated on various driving forums. I was facing a possible driving ban under the totting up procedure and needed help urgently. After a quick call to Bobby he agreed to meet me on a Sunday (how many lawyers do that!)The fee structure was transparent and fair and I paid exactly what I expected. I ended up with a much better result than I expected and was delighted. I would recommend BB Law highly” – Mr N, C – Chester
This was quite a bad case of careless driving combined with a high level of excess speed. The client wanted to take a damage limitation approach and so we were quite pleased to resolve it in the way that we did.
“Hi Bobby. The level of service I received throughout was first class. Communication of case updates and speed of response to my queries was very good. Pleased with the level of the fine as it was lower than anticipated, and the points were what I expected due to your initial brief. I would highly recommend your services to anyone looking for representation.” – Mr P, T – Lichfield
This was a case that should never have been prosecuted. The actions of the police officers involved were in our opinion considerably more culpable than the reasonable reaction of this client. Two wrongs don’t make a right but justice was eventually done after a 14 month battle to clear this client’s name. This client was subsequently interviewed by SKY news.
“I contacted BB Law after another specialist motoring solicitor told me I was wasting my time and should just plead guilty. I was convinced I was right and gave Bobby a call. Bobby reviewed the case, then clearly explained the risks and probabilities to me, I wanted to fight so BB Law took the case.
Communication with Bobby has been exceptional – so much better than dealing with a local solicitor – we did everything over the phone or by email and Bobby was available outside regular hours to suit me. Everything was dealt with very quickly and Bobby took the time to explain everything as we went along.
I bombarded Bobby with lots of questions and ideas, he always took the time to consider and discuss everything and explain the pro’s and con’s of each. In addition, the CPS were particularly awkward. I always felt that Bobby fully understood the case, was on my side and most of all really cared about getting the right result. We lost in the Magistrates, which was disappointing all round, but somewhat expected. We subsequently won at the appeal and had costs awarded. I couldn’t have hoped for a better result and whilst I hope to never need his services again, I would recommend BB Law to anyone in need of advice and help.” – Mr A, W – Peterborough
“I just thought I would write the following for you,
Bobby is a very concise lawyer, with every single piece of legal advice you could ever need. He looks at all possibilities and gives you a full picture of what may happen. I cannot recommend him highly enough, his method, welcoming nature, are all great assets and leaves you feeling very confident about his abilities. He is always available via phone and has an extremely patient manner. Bobby also went the extra distance in my case and went to get my costs back through the court and prosecution. The fact he even did this without asking humbled myself and my family and we cannot thank him enough. I thoroughly recommend you to go with Bobby if you have any motoring incident involving police or otherwise. He does what is required and beyond.” – Mr S, C – Leeds
“Many thanks for your help with my case. I would be very happy for you to quote the following as feedback on your site –
Bobby is an exceptional professional giving expert tailored advice. He is always approachable and always seems to reply instantaneously when you have a query. Prior to my case he was very thorough and if I had to use another lawyer in the future I would definitely approach Bobby again to get his opinion first. Thanks” – Mr J, C – Manchester
This client was at serious risk of a disqualification and was also a new driver and so if he had received 6 or more points he would have had his licence revoked and needed to retake his driving test, fortunately, BBLaw were able to avoid both of these eventualities by persuading the court to impose 5 penalty points.
“Thank you very much indeed for your miraculous court performance today. 126 mph on the motorway resulted in only 5 penalty points. You saved my career and the future of my family. As I only got my licence last year, I was certain that I would lose my licence. Luckily, I found you on the forum. You definitely helped me with the luckiest escape and I wouldn’t have thought of getting only 5 points for over 120 mph!! Once again thank you so much!” – Mr X, L – London
“For my part I appreciated the professional manner in which you controlled the interview, and I believe this was a significant influence on my son not being charged by the police. It demonstrates clearly what you offer as a dedicated motor offence service, as opposed to a general solicitor, and the advice we received from you was both balanced and obviously informed. Once again many thanks” – Mr D, M – Cheshire
Even though this client had no grounds to argue Exceptional Hardship, we still managed to get his Totting Up ban reduced to 2 months rather than the usual 6 month minimum. It’s too complicated to explain on here how we did it but this is what the client had to say –
“Dear Bobby. Thank you for your superb advice and advocacy which led to an excellent result in my recent speeding trial. I was very impressed by how fast you responded to all of my questions (much faster and more flexible than more traditional ’9 to 5′ lawyers) and the quality of your advice was always accurate and clear. Your representation at the trial was very impressive and got the results I was looking for. I won’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone I know who is looking for professional legal advice. Best regards” – Mr J, H – Bury St Edmunds
“I was in court for a Totting Up ban so went to Bobby for help with the case. He performed outstandingly in a case I felt I was doomed with. His tactics and strategy was first class and resulted in the case being dismissed with no points added to my license as well as an application to get my costs back. Could not recommend him highly enough, was honest from the start and put the work in to achieve the best result for me. His knowledge on these matters was in depth and comprehensive” – Mr C, H – Hampshire
This client’s case was closely linked to another of BBLaw’s client’s cases (see feedback comment from Mr E, W of Walsall). We managed to go one better for this client, whose case was dropped after the CPS saw what happened during Mr E, W’s case!
“Big thank you to Bobby for getting my case thrown out of court for being accused of exceeding 90mph on a 70mph road. He was always there to answer any queries I had about the case. I would recommend him to anyone. Can’t be any happier with results as I keep my license and job.” – Mr M, B – Aldridge
“Thank you very much for achieving a successful outcome in this case. I can only conclude that your personal diligence and obvious expert knowledge in the field of traffic law, was enough for the CPS to see common sense and drop the case. This is especially welcome as the process of putting myself and other family members through the ordeal of an unnecessary trial will now not have to be endured.
Throughout the case, I have been impressed with your grasp of the issues and the clear advice you offered. Although all of our conversations were conducted by telephone and e-mail, I always felt I was receiving personal service from the man whose name is ‘on the tin’.
I shall certainly recommend your services to anyone who is in need of a no-nonsense, jargon-free approach to what often seems a minefield of catastrophe, choice and chance. My sincere thanks again” – Mr A, K – Essex
BBLaw, were instructed by a total of 8 individual clients, all of whom were being prosecuted for this quite serious offence, which carries an obligatory minimum 12 month disqualification. The allegations all arose from footage recorded by covert CCTV cameras hidden in a set of traffic lights at a pedestrian crossing on the A47 Heartlands Parkway in Nechells, Birmingham. We understand that somewhere in the region of 300 drivers were convicted and each received bans of 12 months or more. BBLAW WON EVERY SINGLE CASE IN WHICH WE WERE INSTRUCTED, including one client who had initially pleaded guilty before contacting BBLaw. The following feedback came from one of the last ‘Birmingham racing cases’ clients –
“Thanks again for all your help on this case, communication has been brilliant from yourself and the standard of service you have given, I couldn’t have asked for any better! It’s a shame I never got to meet you in person however I’m pleased with the outcome of the case and will highly recommend BB Law Ltd should myself, family or friends if ever need to seek legal advice in the future.” – Mr J, M – Birmingham
“Thank you Bobby. My journey leading to the positive outcome of not getting a driving ban even though I had reached twelve points (totting up ban) could not have gone any better. In the initial stages the costs can be scary but I am assured now more than ever that it was one of the best investments I could have made. I say investment as otherwise I believe that I could have lost my licence and earnings. I would like to thank you again for the great service and helping me to retain my licence. I would not hesitate in recommending Bobby to anyone. Thanks Again” – Mr S, H – Chesterfield
“Can I start by thanking you for your professional service and assistance with my recent speeding offence. I am delighted with the result, which ensures I keep my licence which I can’t thank you enough for. You handled my case without the need for me to attend court, this was stress free and convenient for my work commitments. I believe your approach to getting your clients the best results at an affordable price is second to none and I would greatly recommend BB Law to colleagues and friends in the future.” – Mr B, S – Barnsley
“I would like to thank Bobby for his services during what I feel could have been a very stressful time. I am very pleased with the outcome of my case, especially given the fact that a lot of the evidence we were hoping to use as a defence turned out not to be as damning as we had would have liked. But he continued as per my instruction to fight my corner with a not guilty plea, and along with the additional outstanding testimony of the specialist speeding expert witness that he managed to get on very short notice, we got the outcome I was looking for. Bobby had very little defence evidence to work with, but against all odds, prepared multiple defences and got me the outcome I asked for against the testimony of two very experienced traffic officers.
The way the case was handled was impeccable from start to finish, I was kept updated every step of the way with every correspondence between the defence and the CPS, and my thoughts and ideas on the case were always taken into consideration. Bobby was available to me EVERY time I needed him, I would contact him at any time day or night, seven days a week, and he was there!! I would certainly recommend Bobby to anyone needing advice or handling of a motoring case that they feel is unjust.
Many thanks for your service, I’ve retained a clean licence and have a new found faith in the justice system!” – Mr E, W – Walsall
“Thanks for the great service provided, I found you very professional and trustworthy from our first phone call. The communication throughout the process was excellent. Most importantly I thank you for your help in getting a good result. Facing a driving ban with a heavily pregnant wife was quite worrying, so getting this reduced to 6 points and a fine was a big relief. I would have no hesitation in recommending your service to others.” – Mr J, C – Surrey
“Bobby. Many thanks for this – the letter is much appreciated as confirmation of the status obtained. In terms of feedback I have only good things to say really. You were instructed at very short notice but quickly got to the nub of the issues and guided me appropriately. Your presentation at the first hearing was very well put together and delivered considering the time available and I believe that had the Magistrates at that first hearing simply reflected the evidence presented they should have came to the same conclusion as the appeal – however, as you say, we got there in the end. I would certainly use you again if requiring legal advice. Best regards” – Mr T, V – North Wales
“Many thanks for your email and letter. I, too, am extremely pleased with how this matter has turned out., and I thank you for your help and support throughout. With regard to the service I received, I found you to be extremely communicative and easy to talk to, and you explained matters very clearly. You responded immediately to my queries, whether by email or by phone, and I felt able to contact you at any time, knowing you would be supportive and deal with my queries/concerns very quickly, wherever possible. When you were not available, you explained why I may not hear from you immediately, which I did appreciate very much.
You also dealt with me very sympathetically, once you learned I am of a very nervous disposition. I was extremely frightened and upset when I received the notice of intended prosecution letter, and you helped me to remain as calm as possible about the whole thing. I was in shock about all of this, and you succeeded in making me feel that you would take control of this case and that I should not be overly anxious about it. I appreciate all of this and am very pleased I contacted you.” – Ms K, A – Buckinghamshire
“Thank you so much Mr Bell, you’re a lifesaver. After a brief convo on the phone 2 days before my trial, BBLaw represented me and won my case!!!! I was accused of taking part in a speed trial/race on a public highway. I got off with no points, no fine and no ban, thanks to Bobby. 🙂 Bobby is an honest, and very professional solicitor, I would recommend him to everyone. Thank you once again!!” – Ms H, N – Birmingham
“Please accept my sincere thanks for getting me through the court process on Monday. You dealt with my case efficiently and effectively, all within a matter of two weeks. The preparation was thorough and the good advice ultimately led to the achievement of my desired result. I was immediately relieved as soon as you took on the case. Your experience showed, and your timely response to every query I had put my mind at ease. For that, I thank you once again.” – Mrs L, L – Manchester
“Dear Bobby. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your advice and assistance in regard to my case this morning. Excellent service, most appreciated, with a better than expected outcome. Kind regards” – Ms C, H – London