Motor Prosecution - DAC Beachcroft
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Motor Prosecution

With the increasing focus on legislation and prosecutions following serious or fatal collisions, there has been a significant increase in the number of drivers being interviewed under caution and therefore requiring immediate assistance. We understand that this is a stressful time for your driver, who has often had no previous involvement with the police.

By offering driver representation, not only are you acting in the driver's best interests, but also ensuring that you are keeping a firm grip on the criminal proceedings thereby protecting your interests in any civil claim which may follow. 

Our highly trained motoring lawyers share a distinctive culture which has deep client relationships at its core. We work tirelessly to protect the rights of drivers and operators of goods and passenger vehicles, their liberty and livelihood.

What we do

Our specialist National Motor Prosecutions team advises and represents drivers under investigation by the police and throughout criminal proceedings for motoring offences arising out of road traffic incidents. These offences range from Careless Driving to more serious offences such as Causing Death by Dangerous Driving.

If a potential prosecution is to be defended successfully, the sooner work begins on your driver's defence, the better.

What we are known for

National Coverage - 24 hours

We operate a 24 hour hotline that ensures your drivers receive early advice from a specialist lawyer as well as police station representation throughout England and Wales. We then assist and represent the driver and operator through all possible eventualities to ensure a seamless and consistent service. Our expertise in this area means we have established contacts within all the investigating authorities.

Our initial response

Our initial response is to make immediate contact with the Investigating police officer to obtain details regarding the collision circumstances, physical evidence at the scene, early indicators from police collision investigators in relation to the mechanics of the collision, accounts of any witnesses, details of injured parties/deceased and dependents, vehicle defect issues.

Details from the police at the scene enable us to quickly consider the risk of any potential conflict before making contact with your driver.

Our Services

Reassurance

Our early involvement will not only provide reassurance for your driver but will give you peace of mind over any potential conflict which may arise between your organisation's interests and that of your driver. 

Protection

Immediate advice to your driver protecting their interests as well as any liability considerations in the event of a civil claim. 

Representation

Our ability, across England, Wales and Scotland, to represent your drivers with specialist lawyers from the moment of the police attending the scene, through to all stages of the police investigation, and criminal proceedings/inquest proceedings, will ensure an efficient and seamless service. 

Reputation

Representation of your driver and early management of any PR issues following a collision can reduce the representational impact on your organisation and get you on the front foot

What our clients say

Charlotte Le Maire is ranked in Chambers and Partners and is "recommended for her expertise in regulatory matters and motoring offences." Clients say she "does a sterling job" and is "highly competent and easy to deal with."

Expertise