Appeal to Crown Court
Many clients instruct #1 Motoring Solicitors having been convicted by the Magistrates Court for a motoring offence. This is often because they did not receive the correct advice from the solicitor representing them in Court, or they were unrepresented during the original court proceedings.
It is possible to consider an Appeal against the decision of the Magistrates Court, usually by making an application to re-open the case in the Magistrates Court under Section 142 of the Magistrates Court Act or bringing an Appeal against either Conviction or Sentence to the Crown Court.
In both examples it is essential that you take advice immediately upon conviction. There are strict time limits in bringing an application to re-open proceedings in the Magistrates Court and in respect of appealing a motoring conviction to the Crown Court.
Our expert motoring lawyers can make an application to either the Magistrates Court or the Crown Court to suspend your disqualification from driving pending Appeal within 24 hours of being instructed to represent you.
We are regularly instructed in bringing an Appeal against Convictions for motoring offences, particularly where a client has been convicted against the weight of the evidence called by the prosecution or has lost an Exceptional Hardship Argument. Where the Magistrates Court have imposed a discretionary power to disqual if you from driving, this can also be considered the subject of an Appeal.
#1 Motoring Solicitors are Higher Rights Advocates. This means that our solicitors can appear in the Crown Court as would a Barrister. The advantages of instructing a motoring lawyer or High Rights Solicitors:
- A cost saving to you as you do not have to instruct a barrister to represent them.
- We are Expert Higher Rights Advocates who regularly deal with motoring offences in both the Magistrates Court and the Crown Court and have a unique insight in both Courts.
Based in Cardiff, #1 Motoring Solicitors have have defended clients throughout South Wales and the West, including Newport, Swansea and Llanelli.
When your Appeal is successful, you can make an application to the court that all or part of your legal costs are paid. If you would like #1 Motoring Solicitors to consider an Appeal against either Conviction or Sentence for a motoring offence, then please contact us immediately after the Court’s decision for no obligation initial advice.