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8th February 2017

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 ….

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11th August 2016

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 […]

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BB Law offer a range of fixed fees, these are the most popular

  • Guilty Plea & Sentence – from £995 to £1695 (Includes providing you with advice, preparing your mitigation and attending court, either with or without you, to represent you at a sentencing hearing)
  • Not Guilty Plea & Trial – from £1295 to £1995 (Includes providing you with advice, preparing your case for trial and attending court to represent you during a trial hearing.  Also includes preparing mitigation and representing you during sentencing if you are found guilty)
  • Exceptional Hardship Argument – from £1295 to £1695 (Preparation of your argument and attending court to represent you)
  • Advice Only – from £250 to £1200 (Considering case papers, taking detailed instructions from you and providing you with specific & detailed written advice)
  • Written mitigation – from £495 to £995 (Includes providing you with advice, preparing mitigation and responding to a Single Justice Procedure Notice or Postal Requisition on your behalf)
  • Appeal to Crown Court – from £1495 (Preparation for appeal and representation at Crown Court during appeal hearing)
  • Initial Advice – FREE OF CHARGE (Note: free initial advice must be provided via email)

If you would like to take advantage of the FREE initial advice service provided by Bobby Bell then please email bb@bb-law.co.uk with as much of the following information as you can –

  1. Your name and a brief summary of your case.
  2. A copy of any paperwork you have received from the police (ideally neatly scanned as a single pdf file.  If you send photos then ensure they are taken from directly above, not at an angle)
  3. The first two pages of the Single Justice Procedure Notice or Postal Requisition, together with any case summary, statements or exhibits that came with it.
  4. Details of any current endorsements that are on your driving licence. A simple way to do this is to download a licence summary from the DVLA website https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence

The fees described above are based on straightforward cases being dealt with by a magistrates’ court or crown court located within Cheshire, Staffordshire or some parts of Greater Manchester. BB Law can still represent you if your case is being heard at a court outside these areas but please check whether a higher fee will apply for some distant courts. Drink and Drug drive cases that are taken to trial usually involve an additional fee of between £1000 to £2000.  Cases involving serious injury or fatalities usually involve an additional fee of between £2500 and £10 000.

Occasionally BB Law may decline to deal with a case on a fixed fee basis, for example, if the case is particularly complicated or is unsuited to a fixed fee approach. In these circumstances a variable fee (hourly rate) approach may be suggested.  Sometimes it may be possible to combine both a fixed fee and variable fee approach for different stages of a case.

If you are being prosecuted for a road traffic offence then you may be tempted to attempt to represent yourself, perhaps with the assistance of websites such as PePiPoo.com.  This is fine in principle but bear in mind that often the key to getting the best result is good tactical awareness combined with the ability to present your argument/mitigation/defence in a convincing, persuasive and compelling way.  This is where investing in the expertise and experience that BB Law offers can pay dividends. Have a look at our Google Reviews or our Trust Pilot Reviews to see just a few examples of how experience, tactics, powers of persuasion and a thorough knowledge of the law can make the difference between you keeping or losing your licence.

BB Law is a solicitor’s firm, which specialises in representing drivers facing prosecution for road traffic offences.  The firm can represent you if you are being prosecuted for offences such as speeding, drink driving, drug driving, drunk in charge, fail to provide specimen, s.172 failing to identify driver / fail ID driver / fail to provide driver information, careless driving, not in proper control of vehicle, using mobile phone whilst driving, dangerous driving, no insurance, driving without a licence, causing death by careless driving, causing death by dangerous driving, fail to stop after accident, fail to report an accident, fail to stop for PC, using vehicle in dangerous condition, bald tyres / insufficient tyre tread.

BB Law can advise you on the minefield of issues and defences that can and regularly do arise, including the following – notice of intended prosecution within 14 days, information laid within 6 month time limit, proof of driver’s identification, how likely you are to be convicted (found guilty), calibration of speed detection equipment, speed cameras reliability, reliability of speed detection equipment, road signage, availability of speed awareness course as alternative to prosecution, availability of driver improvement course as alternative to prosecution, availability of traffic light awareness course as alternative to prosecution, totting up disqualification, length of totting up disqualification (6 months, 12 months, 2 years), mandatory or discretionary disqualification, 12 month or 3 year minimum disqualification for drink driving / alcohol related driving offences, avoid disqualification through magistrates discretion not to impose totting up disqualification through mitigation such as exceptional hardship argument, avoid penalty points through a special reasons argument, what amounts to special reasons, magistrates’ court sentencing guidelines for level of fine, length of disqualification, defences to using a mobile phone whilst driving including – emergency use, what amounts to driving, which devices are prohibited, whether you are allowed to hold a mobile phone whilst driving, whether you can use a mobile phone for a non interactive purpose (dictaphone function, viewing photos, checking the time), penalty for not being in proper control of a vehicle, what a s.172 notice requires the keeper to provide, what a s.172 notice requires a non-keeper to provide, whether to accept a fixed penalty offer, how many penalty points you can / will likely get, whether you may be able to avoid disqualification from driving, how long you have to pay the fines, prosecution costs orders, mandatory victim surcharge, defence costs orders, wasted costs orders, Criminal Procedure Rules, application for early return of driving licence and much, much more!

BB Law is a specialist road traffic law firm, it is not a road traffic law department within a general criminal defence solicitor’s firm.

BB Law is based in Cheshire but regularly attend magistrates’ courts and crown courts throughout Staffordshire, Manchester, West Midlands, Liverpool, Wirral, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire, Merseyside and Lancashire.

Specific magistrates’ courts, which BB Law are able to attend to represent drivers who are being prosecuted for motoring offences, include but are not limited to the following – Crewe magistrates court, Newcastle-under-Lyme magistrates court, Warrington magistrates court, Runcorn magistrates court, Chester magistrates court, Stafford magistrates court, Cannock magistrates court, Wirral magistrates court, Kidderminster magistrates court, Bootle magistrates court, Burton upon Trent magistrates court, Derby magistrates court, Bradford magistrates court, Burnley magistrates court, Blackpool magistrates court, Shrewsbury magistrates court, Wolverhampton magistrates court and many more.

Complaints Information

BB Law want to give you the best possible service. However, if at any point you become unhappy or concerned about the service the firm has provided then you should inform us immediately, so that we can do our best to resolve the problem.

In the first instance it may be helpful to contact the person who is working on your case to discuss your concerns and we will do our best to resolve any issues at this stage. If you would like to make a formal complaint, then you can access our complaints procedure policy here or request a copy of our complaints procedure policy by sending an email to bb@bb-law.co.uk. Making a complaint will not affect how we handle your case.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority can help you if you are concerned about our behaviour. This could be for things like dishonesty, taking or losing your money or treating you unfairly because of your age, a disability or other characteristic.

You can raise your concerns with the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

What to do if we cannot resolve your complaint

The Legal Ombudsman can help you if we are unable to resolve your complaint ourselves. They will look at your complaint independently and it will not affect how we handle your case.

Before accepting a complaint for investigation, the Legal Ombudsman will check that you have tried to resolve your complaint with us first. If you have, then you must take your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman:

  • Within six months of receiving a final response to your complaint

and

  • No more than six years from the date of act/omission; or
  • No more than three years from when you should reasonably have known there was cause for complaint.

If you would like more information about the Legal Ombudsman, please contact them.

Visit: www.legalombudsman.org.uk

Call: 0300 555 0333 between 9am to 5pm.

Email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk

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