“I was charged as registered keeper in two separate cases for not responding to police requests for driver information for speeding offences. I was not the driver on either occasion and had not received the original police notices and hence the failure to respond. In the first case the driver was present on the court day and pleaded guilty to the speeding charge but the magistrate’s court did not accept the plea on the grounds that I was the defendant. I submitted a guilty plea (which was my mistake) by mail but stated that I did not receive the police notice. I was found guilty, fined, and my license endorsed with 6 penalty points. In the second case, also heard in a Magistrate Court where I was represented by my former solicitors, and the driver gave evidence – I was convicted, fined, license endorsed with a further 6 points and disqualified for 6 months. My former solicitors appealed the sentence but not the conviction in the first case taking the position that the conviction could not be appealed, as I had pleaded guilty even though the plea was submitted without any legal advice. On the second case although I pleaded not guilty it became clear during the hearing that the advocate retained by my former solicitor had not been adequately briefed. It was clear that on both occasions that the support from my earlier legal advisers was inadequate. I thereafter engaged Tara Boyle at Geoffrey Miller solicitors to assist me since not being able to drive caused serious disruption to my children’s education since we live in remote area not served by public transport. With Tara as my solicitor she first succeeded in getting the driving ban lifted as well as the first case reopened against the conviction and sentence and appealed against the conviction and sentence in the second case. Both cases were reheard in the Crown Courts and I was acquitted in both cases with the 12 points on my license cancelled.
From the outset I was extremely impressed with the immediate access I had to Tara who was handling my cases and on occasion Stephen and Jeanette whenever Tara was not available, all who spared no effort to answer my many questions promptly and prepare my defense diligently. Tara retained a first-rate advocate to represent me in court and he had received thorough briefings and was very supportive during two stressful days in Court. He effectively countered the arguments put up by the prosecutors thanks to the comprehensive background material put together by Tara. I am thankful for all their support during a traumatic few months and getting me acquitted, revoking the fines of more than GBP 2000, tax costs awarded and getting my license reinstated.
I would highly recommend Geoffrey Miller Solicitors in particular Tara Boyle without any hesitation.”Ms Anusha Currie - Gloucestershire & Surrey
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