Appealing a Driving Conviction
Even if you have been sentenced for a driving-related offence, perhaps following unsuccessful self-representation in court or by employing a non-specialist solicitor against a skilled prosecution, then we still may be able to help you.
In the magistrates Court you can appeal against your conviction and your sentence if you pleaded not guilty, but only against your sentence if you pleaded guilty. You must appeal within 21 days of your sentencing or you will have to seek special permission from the Crown Court. It is for this reason it is important to contact us as early as possible to enable us to evaluate your case and advise you as to your best course of action.
In the Crown Court (for more serious offences) you can appeal against both your conviction and sentence regardless of your original plea, however you must ask the court for permission to appeal. We strongly advise you to contact us before doing so.
Whether in the magistrates or Crown Court, an appeal against a road traffic or motoring conviction needs to be based on solid legal argument. It is highly unlikely to be successful without legal knowledge, attention to detail and tenacious preparation: NGP’s reputation and success is built on exactly this.
If an appeal fails your original sentence can, in some circumstances, be increased, so it is essential to have expert legal to stand the best chance of success, whether it be for an acquittal or reduced sentence.
Contact NGP to discuss your case in the strictest confidence and without obligation. We can advise you on the best course of action.