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Road Traffic Offences in Edinburgh & East Lothian

Facing points or a ban? For many people, road traffic offences are their only experience with the police and courts. It is important to find a solicitor who has specialist experience of handling road traffic offences and can fight your case.


The most common types of road traffic offences include:

  • Driving while under the influence of drink or drugs

  • Dangerous driving

  • Careless Driving

  • Driving without insurance

  • Driving without a licence

  • Speeding

  • Driving while using a mobile phone

Man committing a driving offence. He needs Alex Lafferty Lawyers

For minor road traffic offences, you are likely to get a fine, and / or points on your driving licence. For more serious road traffic offences, such as causing injury or death by dangerous driving, as well as losing your driving licence, you could face prison.


Our criminal defence lawyers will do everything we can for you. We aim to help save your driving licence, prevent you getting banned from driving and prevent you from going to prison.


Alex Lafferty Ltd has an excellent and extensive track record of successfully defending all types of driving offences.

What our lawyers do at the Police Station


If you need to go to a police station, we will:

  • Explain what is happening at each stage and what is likely to happen in the future with your case

  • Make sure your rights are protected while you are at the police station. We are independent of the police 

  • Liaise with the Police

  • Discuss what evidence the police have and whether it is strong enough for them to charge you

  • Provide advice and be with you when you are interviewed by the police

  • Answer any legal questions you have


What our lawyers do at court


If you need to go to court, we will:

  • Gather and prepare evidence for your case

  • Interview witnesses 

  • Keep you appraised of all developments.

  • Fully investigate and present your defence.

  • Discuss your prospects of success and likely outcomes.

  • Always advise you of the best way forward for you

  • Where necessary, get expert reports to challenge the evidence against you or find evidence to support your case

  • Represent you in court 




We care about the outcome of your case as much as you do. We will listen to what you have to say, work with you, and use our knowledge and experience to ensure the best outcome for you. We want to help you avoid conviction, and where this is not possible, help reduce the effects of conviction. We are often successfully able to persuade the police or The Crown to discontinue investigations and prosecutions.

For free legal advice, contact Mary Moultrie and team at Alex Lafferty Ltd, Criminal Defence Lawyers in Scotland.

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