Morgan Hogarth (who is based at our Mansfield office) recently represented a client who was charged with his 9th offence of driving whilst disqualified. These offences took place between 1990 to 2015 and the most recent was in October 2017. Having regard to the sentencing guidelines, the client faced an immediate prison sentence.
Thanks to the client requesting our services at the police station and the continuity of representation, Mr Hogarth was able to successfully persuade the Magistrates Court to deal with the client by way of a Suspended Sentence Order and therefore the client avoided an immediate prison sentence.
This case underlines the importance of requesting a solicitor at the police station and the benefits of expert legal representation at court.
If you are under arrest, you are entitled to free, independent legal advice from a criminal lawyer. Tell a police officer that you want to speak to Bhatia Best and they will arrange for you to speak to us on the phone. We will come to the police station for free if you are going to be interviewed or if you are being mistreated. Once your case gets to court we can apply for Legal Aid on your behalf. If you do not qualify for legal aid, we offer a menu of competitive fixed fees.
Contact us for free initial advice on all aspects of criminal defence.
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