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Guilty Plea Representation

Guilty plea representation

If you plead guilty to a driving offence we can put forward mitigation to help reduce the sentence passed or minimise the penalty against you. Benefit from the experience of Cartwright King’s specialist driving offence solicitors to accompany you through the court process, present your case to the Court in the right way and help limit the penalty or punishment you receive for your guilty plea.

If you are guilty of the offence, get in touch with a trusted Cartwright King lawyer today for guilty plea representation.

How Cartwright King can help you plead guilty

Entering guilty pleas and attending Court can be unsettling – even if it’s not Crown Court but for driving offences. Instructing a Cartwright King lawyer means that you will have legal representation at every stage of your case, helping to settle your nerves, advising you on what entering a guilty plea means, addressing the judge and potential witnesses, minimising the aggravating features, and helping to guide you through the process.

If you are willing to assume guilt and do not wish to go to trial, you may want to accept a plea deal. However, you need to be sure what kind of plea you are agreeing to. Perhaps, you have better options that only an experienced motoring offences lawyer would be able to negotiate for you.

What you are risking; what we can minimise

  • Penalty points
  • Driving licence suspension
  • Driving ban
  • Additional charges brought on by the prosecution
  • Conviction of a more serious crime at trial

Benefit from an initial telephone conversation

If you plan to enter a guilty plea for a motoring offence, you can benefit from an initial telephone call with one of our specialist Cartwright King Motoring Offence Solicitors. This call would not obligate you to be our client but it would help you to understand your rights as a defendant, the sentencing guidelines you face if convicted, and the legal options that are available to you.

Defendants should always speak to a solicitor before the court date. They need to understand what the guidelines state. They need to prepare for the hearing, prepare their defence and understand the consequences of the plea the defendant enters. There’s no substitute for speaking to one of our specialist solicitors. Get the right advice and start to prepare mitigation.

For immediate action, contact us today for your initial discussion. The discussion is completely informal and confidential, and is an opportunity for us to:

  • Get to know you
  • Understand your current situation and any prior driving offences
  • Agree how you want to proceed

Why choose Cartwright King representation when a defendant pleads guilty

Representation from experienced driving offence solicitors often makes the difference when it comes to avoiding a driving ban, limiting penalty points or imprisonment.

We listen, we understand and we genuinely care about minimising penalties and punishments against our client. That’s why we offer sound, honest, reliable legal advice to ensure that you understand your rights when pleading guilty.

A defence without representation

We know that if you plead guilty to a road traffic offence it can affect other areas of your life. A driving ban, for example, could greatly affect your ability to earn a living. That would be excessive and detrimental to all parties involved. We have experience making this sort of appeal to the courts on behalf of our client.

Legal 500 Top Tier Law Firm

We’re a trusted, resourceful Legal 500 top tier law firm with specialist solicitors that are calm under pressure, giving you counsel that you can count on.

As solicitors, we’re committed to your defence and ensuring that you’re given the best advice and that you are treated fairly throughout your case. Let us help you avoid an unnecessarily harsh conviction.

We're here for you.

Frequently asked questions.

Will I have to say anything in Court?

If you decide to instruct a Cartwright King Motoring Offence Lawyer to represent you in Court, you will only be required to confirm your name and address and confirm the plea you want to enter.

Upon entering a guilty plea, the prosecution will outline the facts of your case. Your Cartwright King Motoring Offence Lawyer will then address the Court on your behalf, at which point, any mitigating circumstances will be presented in relation to the offence committed.

Could I go to prison?

Imprisonment depends on the circumstances of your case. A custodial sentence can only be applied for more serious motoring offences such as:

A custodial sentence cannot be imposed for less serious offences like speeding, driving while operating a mobile phone, failure to provide information, driving without insurance or traffic light offences.

The Magistrates’ Court will often consider imprisonment on conviction for a drink driving offence where an alcohol level reading is much higher than the legal limit or if you have a history of similar offences.

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