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For most of us, having a driving licence is essential for us to go about our daily lives, using our cars to commute to work, to take our children to school, to visit friends and to support elderly relatives.

The Criminal Defence Solicitors at Wilford Smith are experts in dealing with road traffic cases, and can provide expert legal advice to help you avoid maximum penalty points and the loss of your licence. We are dedicated to achieving the best outcomes for our clients and know how disruptive the consequences of a driving conviction can be.

OurCriminal Defence Solicitors provide legal representation in relation to all types of road traffic offences. We are dedicated to providing our clients with the best possible defence by working ruthlessly to develop high level strategies through our skill, hard work and determination. We appreciate that contesting a driving conviction can be a confusing and stressful experience, as for many people this will be their first and only brush with the law. Accessing quality legal advice as soon as possible provides you with much needed reassurance at a difficult time, and will also help you to plan your defence in the most effective way. If you are at risk of losing your driving licence, contact the Wilford Smith's Criminal Defence Team today.

What steps should I take if I receive a court summons in relation to a driving offence?

If you receive a summons in relation to a driving offence you should immediately seek legal advice, as doing so at the earliest possible stage can be hugely beneficial in avoiding the loss of your driving licence. Instructing our team ofCriminal Defence Solicitors at the earliest opportunity will enable them to take a proactive approach in the preparation of your case. After obtaining all relevant paperwork from you, our solicitors will be able to begin working on your defence immediately.

What should I do if I am arrested in relation to a driving offence?

OurCriminal Defence Solicitors provide representation throughout each stage of criminal proceedings, from attending at the police station, appearance at bail and committal hearings through to preparing for trial in court. If you have been arrested in relation to a driving offence you should immediately seek legal advice and representation as the events that take place during a police interview will play a significant role in how a criminal case is decided. Your interview with the police will be recorded and what you say will be relied upon if your case goes to court. The skill and advice of an experienced criminal solicitor are essential in negotiating this stage in the criminal process, providing you with guidance on what approach will serve you best. Wilford Smith’s Criminal Defence Solicitors are experts in establishing detailed strategies under pressure so you can rest safe in the knowledge that you are receiving the best possible legal guidance following an arrest.

Our expertise

Wilford Smith’s Criminal Defence Team is experienced in defending all types of road traffic cases. We are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality legal defence. Whatever the nature of your prosecution, our team is available to give discreet, clear advice tailored to your circumstances. We can provide expert legal advice on the following charges:


Speeding prosecutions can be defended in a number of ways. Our solicitors will use their expert skills and experience to scrutinise all evidence put forward by the prosecution to establish the best grounds on which to mount a challenge. This may include the calibration of the equipment used to monitor your vehicle’s speed or a failure to provide appropriate road markings. Whatever the specific circumstances of your prosecution, theCriminal Defence Solicitors at Wilford Smith are in an excellent position to raise these legal issues on your behalf.

Drink driving

If you are stopped on suspicion of drink driving, the police are required to follow certain procedures in order to establish that you were over the legal limit. If the correct procedures were not followed then this can be used as part of your defence. In some cases there may be grounds for a special defence, such as in a situation when someone has their drink spiked before driving. OurCriminal Defence Solicitors have a wealth of experience when it comes to defending clients’ drink driving charges, and will be able to help you from the outset to deal with any police investigations and subsequent court proceedings.

Driving while using a mobile phone

Significant numbers of drivers face fines, points or losing their licence every year as a consequence of using mobile devices while driving. In many cases, drivers are unaware that use of a mobile phone is illegal even when their vehicle is stationary. TheCriminal Defence Solicitors at Wilford Smith can provide you with expert legal guidance, assisting you from the earliest stage on relevant defences in relation to your case.

Contact our Road Traffic Defence Lawyers, Sheffield, Rotherham and London

Our team of solicitors appears in court regularly, providing representation from the first hearing through to trial, dealing with a full range of cases involving road traffic offences. We are proud of our reputation for unique representation and for giving our clients a service that is exceptionally strategic and results driven. We are able to attract the highest calibre barristers to provide support when necessary. We know how stressful contesting a road traffic conviction can be and will ensure that you are given sympathetic, straightforward advice as part of our client focused and highly personal service.

Our Criminal Defence Solicitors are based in Sheffield, Rotherham and London, and serves clients throughout England and Wales. Contact our solicitors today on 01709 828044 to find out how we can help.

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