The law: Road Traffic Act 1988, s.40A, 41A, 41B, 41C, 41D and 42 The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 (SI 1986/1078)

These are a collection of offences which are to do with either the condition of the vehicle or something that has been done to it which renders it unsafe. For example if you have worn tyres (condition) or carried an unsafe load (something done to the vehicle).

Likely sentence or penalty

The offence is triable only in the Magistrates Court and carries a  maximum  sentence of a fine and 3 points.

Our advice:

A conviction may lead to a disqualification but there are a number of possible defences to this allegation. It is highly recommended that you seek advice from specialist motoring or criminal defence lawyers who will either be able to help you avoid a conviction or limit the damage by securing a reduced sentence.It is highly recommended that you seek advice from specialist motoring or criminal defence lawyers who will either be able to help you avoid a conviction or limit the damage by securing a reduced sentence.

Rose & Dunn can represent you for a fixed fee or possibly on legal aid. Contact us for further advice and assistance including a free initial appraisal of your case with no obligation.