We Speak Your Language
- To all at Platt Halpern. Thank you for all the support. Thank you very much for all your support from the housing department and for the welfare benefits advice ...
- Thank you to DJH for doing such a great job on my behalf and for your patience and perseverance. Best wishes ...
- Dear DJH, just a short note of appreciation and a small token of our thanks for your help and skills over the last 3 ½ years. With our best wishes for the future.
- Dear DJH, just a short note of appreciation and a small token of our thanks for your help and skills over the last 3 ½ years. With our best wishes for the future
S & J
- Many thanks DJH for your advice and guidance over the past few years. Best wishes. Read More
- I would just like to thank you for your hard work and advice during the awful time with X. A good result and thank you for taking a chance with my case. Many thanks.
- I am overwhelmed with a great ecstasy following a positive outcome from the Home Office.
- Please pass on our kindest regards and thanks to the human powerhouse that is Miss NA. She tried her utmost I know to get Sid's medical treatment improved or to get him released early and again all her efforts and the time she talked to talk to me about the case are greatly appreciated
- NA you were brilliant, I could not have asked for better service and advice. My family and I are ever so grateful that you saved me from prison. Thank you.
- I have been a client of Platt Halpern solicitors for about 10 years and over this period NA has been in charge of all my cases, from low level cases to big cases. Over the years I have found myself getting in trouble with the law numerous times which I am not proud of but I always know I can turn to my solicitor for help knowing 100% ...
- Thanks a lot for winning my case. Thanks for your advice. I'm very grateful to you your work is praise worthy. Thanks again
- To NA, Just a short note to say thanks again, for those of us who are not persistent criminals it's a huge weight off my shoulders
S and DJ in Manchester
- Thank you so much for your help on Monday. I know this case was not in line with your normal cause of action but I am so grateful
- To NA I just want to thank you for everything you have done. I personally think you are really good at what you do and wish you all the best in the future
- To AW, the biggest thank you to you in the world again and again and again. You deserve all the very best in your life. I wish you and your family all the best luck in the world forever.
- To AW, no words can describe how grateful we all are to you. All the very best wishes from us all. Thank you for all your help and support you gave S at this difficult time. We all really really appreciate it. God bless you for a happy life
- In November 2012, SF was the duty solicitor that dealt with this case. She was very prompt in responding to my calls regarding the nature of these charges and the consequences that may follow. Read More
- Once again I got to praise your solicitor MP. I was in today at 3pm 30th May. Read More
- Thanks a lot TS. I couldn't have done it without you. I will never forget you and the good that you have done....you just saved my life and my family as well.
- KC thank you very much. You have been very helpful form when I came to Manchester and I was homeless. Really appreciate all the right advice and help you gave me so that I could stay
MJ and ES
- Dear KC words cannot measure how much my son and I remain grateful for your kind information. You have thought so much hope to well life. You are a special solicitor and therefore deserve a BIG THANK YOU
C & J
- Dear DJH it has been a pleasure working with you and I can only say that Mr R could not have had a better solicitor. You gave you all to this case and no one can ask more. Thank you again for all your hard work.
Most of us drive, and people are more familiar with driving offences than with any other type of criminal charge. This is still a surprisingly complex branch of criminal law: There is nothing routine about a driving ban or possible prison sentence for a serious offence.
If you have been charged with an offence that carries an automatic ban or are approaching 12 penalty points within a three-year period, the personal and professional consequences could be devastating. We take great pride in delivering our service with sensitivity and respect.
We are here to help you. At Platt Halpern we are experts in road traffic law: Every case is different, and we know where to look for the errors that could mean the prosecution case against you is improper or unfair. Our goal is always to secure an acquittal or avoid disqualification.
If you face a court hearing, you will be represented by a senior solicitor familiar with all of the facts — a lawyer who knows the best way of presenting your case.
Driving Bans: Drink Driving Lawyers Serving Wythenshawe
Some offences are considered so serious that conviction carries an automatic ban. We represent clients charged with all offences, including:
- Dangerous driving
- Causing death by dangerous driving
- Causing death by careless driving
- Driving with excess alcohol or while unfit through drugs or drink
- Failure to provide a specimen
Totting Up and Penalty Points
Sometimes it is tempting to accept penalty points from speeding tickets and other less serious offences without disputing the facts. If you are nearing a total of 12 points on your licence, it pays to seek our advice. Often there are procedural errors in the prosecution case that we can exploit to ensure that a ban is avoided. Offences that attract points include:
- Careless driving
- Driving without due care and attention
- Driving without insurance
- Failing to report an accident
- Traffic light offences
- Document offences
- Mobile phone offences
- Seat belt offences
Failure To Give Information As To The Identity Of The Driver
We have successfully fought cases involving s.72 of The Road Traffic Act since the offence of failure to identify the driver came into force. These cases are often fought on technical defences.
Appealing A Driving Offence
It may be possible to appeal a magistrate’s decision owing to procedural irregularities or by taking a different approach from the legal representative who originally handled the case. A motoring offence conviction means that you could end up with a criminal record and, in certain circumstances, a custodial sentence. We guarantee if the prosecution has made a mistake, we will find it.
We have offices in Oldham, Rusholme and Wythenshawe, and in many cases we can advise you under the legal aid scheme. If funding is not available, we offer highly competitive rates. You can contact our specialist driving offences solicitors in Manchester online or by phone on
0161 224 2555.