Driving Offence Solicitors

Have you been charged with a driving offence?

Contact our expert driving offence solicitors Derry

Driving Offence Solicitor

Driving Offence Summons

“I received a Summons for a driving offence and had to go to Court. I can’t thank the team enough for their knowledge and support when they represented me in Court. You were warm from the very moment I met you and you come across that you have time for people. I will certainly spread the word that you are great lawyers because – you deserve it. You were great, and thank God I’d chosen you to represent me. I appreciate that you made the effort to have me called in when there was no reporters around. Thank you again…”

Driving offence solicitors

If you have been charged with a driving offence in Northern Ireland, contact our driving offence solicitors in Derry. We provide high quality legal representation and can help you fight the charge.

For a free initial enquiry, please call us now on 02871229343, email us on info@mcgeeokanelaw.co.uk or Make An Online Enquiry.

We know how scary it is to face questioning under caution and prosecution in court. The stakes are particularly high if you risk losing your driving licence. Our solicitors understand your position and work hard to secure a positive outcome on your behalf.

We specialise in a range of driving offences, including –

  • Driving without insurance
  • Drink driving or drug driving
  • Careless driving
  • Dangerous driving
  • Taking and driving away
  • Speeding
  • Penalty points and totting up bans

Driving without insurance

If you have been caught driving without insurance, you could face a fine and six penalty points. If there are any special reasons that explain why you were driving without insurance, we can explain these to the court.

Drink driving or drug driving

If you are found guilty of driving a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs, you will usually face a driving disqualification. We can help save your licence or reduce the length of the ban.

Careless driving

Careless driving typically carries a fine and between three and nine penalty points. It may be preferable to dispute the charge rather than accept the points. Otherwise, you may find yourself at risk of a totting up ban.

Dangerous driving

Dangerous driving is more serious than careless driving. It normally leads to a driving disqualification. We can explore the various defences available to you, working to overturn the prosecution’s case.

Taking and driving away

Taking without the owner’s consent is also known as taking and driving away. It means you have driven a vehicle without the owner’s permission. There are different legal defences available. We can devise the preferred strategy in your particular case.


The penalty for speeding depends on the severity of the offence. If you are caught speeding by a police officer or a camera, our solicitors can determine the best way forward. We may suggest defending the charge, or taking a tactical approach to limit the penalties.

Penalty points and totting up bans

If you accumulate 12 or more penalty points in a three year period, you are automatically disqualified from driving. This is called a totting up ban. We can help you avoid unnecessary penalty points to ensure you do not reach the 12 point limit. If you are facing a totting up ban, we can suggest whether it is possible to save your licence by arguing exceptional hardship.

Speak to our motoring offence solicitors

If you are stopped by the police when driving, you have the right to take legal advice before answering the police officer’s questions. Not many people know this. By speaking to our motor offence solicitors straightaway, you give your case the best chance of success.

If you are arrested or you receive a court summons, we can explain what to do next. No one wants to be charged with a motor offence and we know it’s a scary situation to be in. You may fear losing your driving licence, which can in turn have a serious impact on your career and your family. You may also be worried about appearing in court.

When you use our motor offence solicitors, you need not worry. We handle everything for you – from putting together a solid defence to arguing your case in court. We can help save your licence and limit the consequences of a motor offence.

To find out more about how we can help you, contact us for a free consultation. It costs nothing to speak to us about your case. Legal aid may be available. If so, we can apply on your behalf.

Make a free enquiry

To make a free no obligation enquiry, please call us now on 028 71 229 343, email us on info@mcgeeokanelaw.co.uk or Make An Online Enquiry.


Why Choose Us?

  • Friendly & Trusted Solicitors
  • FREE Initial Consultation
  • Legal Aid Available

Client Reviews:-

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"Couldn’t recommend McGee O’Kane Solicitors enough, they are very friendly & informative. You’ll get 100% honesty and your case will be dealt with efficiently no matter day or night they are easily contacted and couldn’t do enough to help. Excellent service wouldn’t go anywhere else." Friendly Solicitors Derry

August 17, 2018

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