Hewitts Solicitors offer fixed fee representation for a guilty plea of Drink Driving and Speeding Offences.

This fee is for a client pleading guilty to an offence of:

  1. Driving or being in charge of a motor vehicle whilst over the prescribed limit
  2. Driving or being in charge of a motor vehicle whilst under the influence of drink or drugs
  3. Driving or being in charge of a motor vehicle with concentration od specified controlled drug above specified limit
  4. Failing to provide a specimen for analysis

Fee includes:

  • 2 hours attendance/preparation:
    • considering evidence
    • taking your instructions
    • providing advice on likely sentence
  • Attendance and representation at a single hearing at the Magistrates Court

The fee does not include:

  • instruction of any expert witnesses
  • taking statements from any witnesses
  • advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing
  • advice or assistance in relation to any appeal

The key stages of your matter are based on the presumption that you are entering a guilty plea and have a date for your hearing.

  • Meet with your solicitor to provide instructions on what happened.
  • We will consider initial disclosure and any other evidence and provide advice.
  • Arranging to take any witness statements if necessary (this will have an additional cost, which will depend on the number of statements to be taken and the time that will be involved).
  • We will explain the court procedure to you so you know what to expect on the day of your hearing, and the sentencing options available to the court.
  • We cannot provide a timescale of when your hearing will take place, as this depends on the court listing for that day.
  • We will attend court on the day and meet with you before going before the court. We anticipate being at court for half a day.
  • We will discuss the outcome with you. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry an additional cost.

This fee is for a client pleading guilty to an offence of speeding. 

Fee includes:

  • 2 hours attendance/preparation:
    • considering evidence
    • taking your instructions
    • providing advice on likely sentence
  • Attendance and representation at a single hearing at the Magistrates Court

The fee does not include:

  • instruction of any expert witnesses
  • taking statements from any witnesses
  • advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing or argument for exceptional hardship to avoid a totting up disqualification
  • advice or assistance in relation to any appeal

The key stages of your matter are based on the presumption that you are entering a guilty plea and have a date for your hearing.

  • Meet with your solicitor to provide instructions on what happened.
  • We will consider initial disclosure and any other evidence and provide advice.
  • Arranging to take any witness statements if necessary (this will have an additional cost, which will depend on the number of statements to be taken and the time that will be involved).
  • We will explain the court procedure to you so you know what to expect on the day of your hearing, and the sentencing options available to the court.
  • We cannot provide a timescale of when your hearing will take place, as this depends on the court listing for that day.
  • We will attend court on the day and meet with you before going before the court. We anticipate being at court for half a day.
  • We will discuss the outcome with you. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry an additional cost.

The fixed fee is based upon a hearing at Teesside, Newton Aycliffe, Peterlee or Gateshead Magistrates Courts. 

If the hearing is at a different Court the cost may vary to incorporate additional travel time.