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Geoffrey Miller Solicitors are specialists at defending Speeding Offences. Call our team of expert speeding solicitors for some free initial advice.

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Speeding Penalty

Geoffrey Miller Solicitors are expert speeding solicitors and are usually contacted when drivers are accused of higher level speeding offences. We are often approached when drivers are potentially facing a totting up ban. Because they have attracted too many speeding points. In many cases Managing Director, Jeanette Miller, aka Miss Justice is the first person a motorist thinks to turn to where there is a point of principle involved in a speeding ticket case and our client is adamant they were NOT speeding.

If you are caught speeding but were merely travelling 31 mph in a 30 mph limit. Whilst it is unlikely you will be facing a speeding ban, you could be convicted. You could receive 3 points and a fine if you decide to fight the case without representation from a Speeding Solicitor or with representation from a non-expert.

Our expert team of Speeding Solicitors have achieved phenomenal success over the years. Geoffrey Miller Speeding Solicitors are specialist in getting our clients off with speeding charges. Ranging from allegations of low speeds in the 30’s normally attracting penalty points and a fine right up to allegations of speeds over 100 mph, which involve the possibility of a driving ban.

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OUR SPEEDING TESTIMONIALS

From the moment I contacted Geoffrey Millers Solicitors I immediately felt calmer and reassured. What was initially most impressive was a prompt call from Jeanette Miller herself, the owner of the business where she listened and showed understanding of my awful predicament. She found time in her own diary to... Read More

From the moment I contacted Geoffrey Millers Solicitors I immediately felt calmer and reassured. What was initially most impressive was a prompt call from Jeanette Miller herself, the owner of the business where she listened and showed understanding of my awful predicament. She found time in her own diary to see me very quickly, confirmed this appointment by email and had arranged allocated parking for me on my arrival. I cannot stress how this level of service and efficiency did help how I was feeling. Jeanette met with personally along with Patrick who had been recommended to me by a friend and was initially the reason I contacted this company. Jeanette is so immediately personable and professional, she clearly leads her company from the front and I was very impressed with her and the obvious service standards she has for her business. Patrick was superb, I went from having 7 speeding offences, a number of fails to furnish totting up to over 21 points, facing a certain court appearance and 6 month ban to just 6 points, no ban no court appearance. I cannot thank Patrick enough for the work he has done and the manner in which I was dealt, and Jeanette for being so immediately hands on. Very impressed and relieved.

Karen Tweddle

Manchester

Karen Tweddle
Failing To Furnish Driver Details, Speeding, Totting Up
Ban avoided – 6 points
Manchester

I had 9 points on my license, was summoned for speeding in 30mph at 42mph. Three points normal penalty would result in automatic driving disqualification at 12 points. Due to the significance of my financial contribution to our small 5 person company, there was a real risk of causing exceptional... Read More

I had 9 points on my license, was summoned for speeding in 30mph at 42mph. Three points normal penalty would result in automatic driving disqualification at 12 points.

Due to the significance of my financial contribution to our small 5 person company, there was a real risk of causing exceptional hardship to individuals in the business if I was unable to drive to clients and complete regular work. The reduction of income or even the loss of the clients could have led to staff reductions to enable survival. If we had to cut staff the viability of the business would come into question.

Since I was already drawing a negligible salary and had re-mortgaged to fund the business and staffing, I had no ability to provide more funding to tide us over any ban I might receive and the loss of income if I was not able to do client work.

There was consistent communication with the Geoffrey Miller team and detailed discussion about legal options to be applied at my hearing. I had pleaded guilty, and only needed to avoid the damage to others a disqualification from driving would have caused.

The guidance, professionalism and thoroughness in preparing and concluding this matter was outstanding. I am sure I could not have achieved this outcome without Geoffrey Millers involvement.

Graham Hughes
Speeding and Totting Up
Case Discontinued
West Midlands

From our initial telephone conversation to today I have felt that my case was in the best hands possible.  I received a 3 month ban and all my points wiped today after being represented by my barrister.  Given that I would potentially of had 15 points on my licence this... Read More

From our initial telephone conversation to today I have felt that my case was in the best hands possible.  I received a 3 month ban and all my points wiped today after being represented by my barrister.  Given that I would potentially of had 15 points on my licence this was the best outcome for me.  It has allowed me to take up an offer of a new job as the contract would not proceed had I been banned for more than 3 months. It also means I am able to proceed with confidence with a house purchase that is well underway.

This has been a life changing day for me and has alleviated the anxiety I have lived with for many months. Please pass on my appreciation to all the members of your team I am truly thankful.

Anonymous 35
Speeding, Totting Up
All my points wiped
London

Please read our testimonial below which highlights the passion and care that we offer with our free advice even when an enquiry does not result in payment! I just wanted to write to you to thank you for your very clear and factual help offered to me this morning, and in response... Read More

Please read our testimonial below which highlights the passion and care that we offer with our free advice even when an enquiry does not result in payment!

I just wanted to write to you to thank you for your very clear and factual help offered to me this morning, and in response to my phone call into Geoffrey Miller Solicitors enquiring as to a speeding offence. You explained things very clearly and I appreciated your guidance, and can clearly see your heart, soul and direction is in the clients best interests, and thank you. For that reason I will make a note of your details for any future reference, should I ever need it, and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone I come into contact with who needs motoring law assistance, you made things very clear and less of a worry to me.

Mr Barnes
Speeding
Free Speeding Advice
London

I thoroughly recommend Geoffrey Miller Solicitors to anyone who has a potential motoring offence they want investigated. They are fast, professional and efficient offering sound advice. They do not just clarify the situation but provide solutions that the general public simply do not have the knowledge over or to pursue.... Read More

I thoroughly recommend Geoffrey Miller Solicitors to anyone who has a potential motoring offence they want investigated. They are fast, professional and efficient offering sound advice. They do not just clarify the situation but provide solutions that the general public simply do not have the knowledge over or to pursue.

I found them excellent on every level from my first phone call to the successful conclusion.

Anonymous 25
Speeding
Case Dropped
Bedfordshire

In March 2016 I was accused of speeding due to average speed cameras on the M5 and as I already had 9 points on my licence I thought my driving licence was going to be taken off me but with the help of GEOFFREY MILLER SOLICITORS I have kept my... Read More

In March 2016 I was accused of speeding due to average speed cameras on the M5 and as I already had 9 points on my licence I thought my driving licence was going to be taken off me but with the help of GEOFFREY MILLER SOLICITORS I have kept my license, my job and retained my social life. It’s quite a traumatic experience being in court for the first time but my barrister was amazing, she put me at ease and represented me so efficiently. I cannot thank GM SOLICITORS enough.

Mr G McIntosh
Speeding
Ban Avoided
Gloucestershire

Great outcome & lovely staff, only disappointment is to spend so much money on an obvious outcome & only able to fight to recover such a low amount even though acquitted & no trial. Not sure why legal aid based is mentioned, nothing about this was legal aid? Had the... Read More

Great outcome & lovely staff, only disappointment is to spend so much money on an obvious outcome & only able to fight to recover such a low amount even though acquitted & no trial. Not sure why legal aid based is mentioned, nothing about this was legal aid?

Had the trial gone ahead, if it had been adjourned I’d have had to pay a second trial fee but not being refunded for not going to trial in the first place is a little frustrating.

I do need to thank all for the outcome & letting me know. A pity it took the other side so long to come to the conclusion, a year since charges & only a week before trial date :/ I have to say that once the whole thing was in the hands of GM I felt I could sleep again at night. They managed to work out a way to make the fees more affordable too which helped & was much appreciated

Mrs Macdonald
Failing To Furnish Driver Details, Speeding
Acquitted, Case dropped before trial
Peak District

Achieved the outcome I asked for, kept me up to date constantly and gave advice and support throughout even without it being requested. Barrister was early and took me to a private room to calm me, talk things through, explain in detail what his objective was and how he would... Read More

Achieved the outcome I asked for, kept me up to date constantly and gave advice and support throughout even without it being requested. Barrister was early and took me to a private room to calm me, talk things through, explain in detail what his objective was and how he would go about it.

Mr Grant Tickell
Speeding
Ban Avoided – 6 Penalty Points
Birmingham

Having sat through the a number of similar cases on the day, and having observed and mentally critiqued the performances of the other advocates, I came away very glad to have had representation I did. Highly recommended, very professional and I was able to secure the outcome I required.

Mr D Keegan
Speeding
6 Points and Fined
West Midlands

This case was initially a simple speeding matter spread over two separate occasions. However, this became (to say the least!), an incredibly time consuming and unnecessarily tortuous case, totally due to the incompetencies and inefficiencies of both the judiciary and the DVLA. Geoffrey Miller excelled themselves in their patience and... Read More

This case was initially a simple speeding matter spread over two separate occasions. However, this became (to say the least!), an incredibly time consuming and unnecessarily tortuous case, totally due to the incompetencies and inefficiencies of both the judiciary and the DVLA.

Geoffrey Miller excelled themselves in their patience and diligence to arrive at an outcome that was totally satisfactory and has resulted in me still maintaining my licence. I cannot extend enough praise both to the whole practice and particularly their advocate in court over both these cases.

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Tony Worthington
Speeding, Totting Up
Ban Avoided
Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire
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What the Prosecution ‘Must Prove’ in a Speeding Solicitors Offence Case

The basic rule with a speeding case is that a police officer can simply form an opinion that you were speeding if you were travelling on a motorway. This on its own could lead to your conviction. So the “speeding loopholes” you hear about in the news rarely apply to motorway cases. However, where the alleged speeding offence did not take place on a motorway there must be evidence to corroborate an officer’s opinion that you were speeding. Therefore, this is where the speed guns, speed cameras and average speed detection devices come into play.

Speeding guns, speed cameras and speed detection devices

Police in the UK can use a variety of over 40 types of speed measuring devices to measure the speed of the motorist for the purpose of prosecution. The main categories of devices used are:

  • Speed cameras (GATSOMETERS)
  • Peek cameras. A smaller version of the GATSOMETERS.
  • Hand held laser and radar guns.
  • The VASCAR (Visual Average Speed Computer and Recorder) device. Used by police officers to calculate the average speed of a vehicle over a set distance.
  • The SPECS system. The use of a series of cameras over a set route which utilise automatic number plate recognition to calculate a vehicle’s average speed.
  • Truvelo. An increasingly common form of speed camera device which relies upon road sensors to detect a car’s speed.

All speed cameras and speed detection devices must be properly calibrated and used only by officers specifically trained in their operation. Because, there are also strict rules governing when, where and how these devices should be used.

If the stringent operating requirements have not been met the Prosecution may be unable to prove a speeding offence. Managing Director, Jeanette Miller, aka Miss Justice commented on this very problem in this BBC News article when Kent Police withdrew all of their speed guns from operation when they uncovered serious flaws in their procedures.

Signage

Many motorists think they have a defence when there are no speed limit signs in place. They have exceeded the speed limit because of a mistaken assumption that the speed limit is higher than it is for the relevant stretch of road. Unfortunately, this defence, which could be a valid one, is more often than not, unlikely to succeed with 30 mph speed limits due to a lesser known law about lamp posts meaning that no speed limit signs are required. Check out our blog on confused.com for more details.

Speeding Cases In The Media

Many of the cases that our Speeding Solicitors defend are not reported in the press because we get our clients off by employing strategies that are not particularly newsworthy. Or, a client would rather stay out of the limelight. However, the cases of Colin Mattey and Brian Wiltshire were both very important because they exposed significant flaws in the speed camera detection equipment used by the police.

Colin Mattey – Found Not Guilty of Speeding Offence

The speeding offence case of Colin Mattey that involved the supposed “Rolls Royce” of speed detection devices, the Unipar SL700 resulted in a NOT GUILTY verdict because of issues with the calibration of the device used by the police.

Listen here to the BBC Radio 4 interview featuring senior partner, Jeanette Miller aka Miss Justice discussing the fatal flaw’s in the Crown’s case.

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Brian Wiltshire – Found Not Guilty of Speeding Offence

The Crown Court Appeal of Mr Brian Wiltshire related to the very commonly used speeding laser gun, the LTI 20:20. See the elation on his face in this video we have of him when he came out of court having received the NOT GUILTY verdict for speeding! Like many of our clients, Brian knew he wasn’t speeding and as a point of principle employed the team at Geoffrey Miller speeding solicitors took his case to the appeal courts when he was convicted at the Magistrates’ Court. Our Speeding Solicitors discovered that the supposed experienced trained officer in the case had completely messed up his checking procedures making the laser gun totally inaccurate and the court accepted that the evidence of Brian’s speed could not be considered accurate. The court specifically warned Preston police to improve their training procedures for police assigned to detect speeding motorists as a result of this case.

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Punishment

Any speeding offence is punishable by way of a fine of up to £1,000 (on motorways it can be up to £2,500), discretionary disqualification or between 3 – 6 penalty points. Please use our penalty calculator for a more accurate idea of the penalty you face for speeding.

Call Geoffrey Miller Speeding Solicitors now on Freephone 0800 1389 123 to speak to one of our specialist speeding offence lawyers

Pleading Guilty to a Speeding Ticket

If you want to plead guilty to a speeding offence then damage limitation is crucial. Geoffrey Miller Speeding Solicitors once succeeded in getting a client only 6 points when he was found guilty of speeding at 96 in a 50 mph zone. That is almost double the speed limit and would ordinarily result in a driving disqualification. Please take a look at our speeding penalty calculator for more specific details of the penalty you could be facing for your speeding conviction.

Geoffrey Miller Solicitors offer a transparent and cost effective fixed fee “damage limitation” service for pleading guilty to a speeding offence. This is not your only option though, so please keep reading or better still, call our specialist speeding ticket Solicitors right now by calling Freephone 0800 1389 123 to discuss your options free of charge! Our phones are manned 24 hours a day by real lawyers (not in a call centre) all of whom are experts in the fields of speeding tickets and UK motoring laws.

Pleading Not Guilty to a Speeding Ticket

If you want to challenge the prosecution, it is best that you get in touch with our Speeding Solicitors for a free consultation at the earliest point. Even before you receive a speeding summons so that we can be ready to launch into action when the summons arrives. Speeding prosecutions can happen to the best of us. We are on speed dial for high profile clients such as sporting commentator, Viv Anderson. But we also act for other lawyers, barristers and at least one police officer has instructed us to defend their speeding offence case!

If you want to defend the speeding allegation, it may be possible to do this in your absence so you do not have the inconvenience of appearing in court. You may have vital evidence to give about the speed you believe you were travelling at. Therefore, we can weigh up the pros and cons of you attending court when you contact us.

The costs of legal representation will depend on the type of speeding device the police were using to measure your speed and whether we need to involve an expert in your case. If we are successful in defending you, you will succeed in recovering a contribution to your costs from the court. These are typically between 80% and 100%.

Call Geoffrey Miller Solicitors now on Freephone 0800 1389 123 to speak to one of our specialist speeding solicitors.

Speed Awareness Courses

In many cases, people who get in touch with us about a speeding notice are likely to qualify for a speed awareness course in place of any penalty points. This usually only applies to speeding offences where the speed alleged is relatively low. However, most speed awareness courses are offered at the discretion of the police and different constabularies have different criteria for deciding when to offer a course. Take a look at the National Association of Driver Intervention Providers website for more information about whether a course could be offered to you in place of speeding points.

Speeding Loopholes and Myths

There are numerous valid and legal “loopholes” to avoid conviction in speeding prosecutions. But you risk very severe penalties indeed if you think that naming someone else on a speeding notice is a minor “white lie.” Therefore, this is not a loophole but is in fact an offence of attempting to pervert the course of justice. Managing Partner, Jeanette Miller is a regular blogger on the confused.com site writing about speeding loopholes, speeding offence defences and myths. For more information about what may work and what will definitely not help you, her blogs may be an eye opener. Most importantly, nothing beats picking up the phone and giving us a call about your own speeding case.

Not Sure What to Do About Your Speeding Offence?

Most people who get in touch with our team of motor offence expert solicitors are uncertain of their options. They are unaware of any legal defences that may be available and find it difficult to believe that it might be possible to defend the drink driving offence charge they face by using loopholes that apply to the rich and famous! We do represent celebrities but we also represent many hardworking motorists like Brian and we want to help you make the right choice about what you do next.

We are always more than happy to chat things through with potential clients Free of Charge. Call us now on Freephone 0800 1389 123 to speak to one of our specialist motoring offence speeding solicitors. It is only once you decide to instruct us that payment will become necessary and we can often arrange instalment plans to assist you. Many satisfied clients have thanked us for offering this free consultation service as it has prevented them from following inaccurate non-expert advice which could have led to them accepting a driving ban unnecessarily.

Browse our website and get in touch

If you would like to spend more time browsing on the site before you get in touch, make sure you have a look at our specialist motor offence guidance features such as our drink driving ban calculator. Which will help you to determine the penalty you may face if convicted.

We think we are simply the best in the business but if you are not satisfied in taking our word for it, our unique “ask our clients” testimonials scheme allows you to contact previous clients of the firm to seek a completely independent reference about us and what we might be able to do for you.

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