I am often asked what my success rates are
Success means different things depending on the circumstances:
- securing an acquittal after a not guilty plea and trial;
- identifying defects in proceedings and bringing them to a swift conclusion;
- persuading the police not to issue a summons when one is threatened;
- persuading the police or the Crown Prosecution Service to either withdraw proceedings or to accept a guilty plea to a lesser offence;
- persuading the Court not to disqualify at all or to disqualify for a shorter period by arguing exceptional hardship or special reasons;
- persuading the Court to impose points rather than a ban;
- persuading the Court to impose a short ban rather than points which would lead to a long ban or licence revocation;
- persuading the Court to impose a shorter ban than it could have done (for example in drink driving cases where there is a wide range of periods available to the Court depending on the breath/blood reading or other circumstances);
- ensuring that the court has all the relevant material before it so that you obtain the best outcome.
By these standards my success rate is comfortably over 95%. With over 40 years experience I am very skilled at judging and presenting cases. I give realistic advice about the possible success of your case so that your expectations are not unfairly and expensively raised. However, you can be certain that whether I am dealing with a serious dangerous driving prosecution or a more straightforward speeding matter, a full trial or a simple mitigation, I will bring to it the same robust approach and high quality representation.
I am here to help
If you’d like my help then please contact me as soon as you are summoned, charged or receive a Notice of Intended Prosecution. Steps taken early can influence the outcome.
Even if you already have a court date or have been convicted and want to appeal I can help, but the sooner you let me know the better.