a professional driver tachographs will be the bane of your driving life, particularly if you do not have digital tachographs as the old disc style tachographs can be very difficult to handle.
We have one client recently who had accidentally knocked his tachograph whilst climbing over a seat during a break. He was prosecuted for failing to take a break which he clearly had taken. He faced a number of offences and we managed to persuade VOSA to drop all the charges and get his costs back.
If you are facing tachograph charges
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Can I get a fixed penalty for tachograph offences?
Tachograph offences are dealt with by VOSA usually by way of fixed penalties:-
- Up to an hour over £60
- 1-2 hours over £120
- 2 hours or more £200
Offences which are more serious or repeat offences may result in prosecution and the fine and penalties increase.
Failing to maintain or produce records
Failing to maintain or produce records carry a level 5 fine which is unlimited for offences committed
Forging or falsifying tachographs
Forging or falsifying records carry a period of imprisonment of up to 2 years imprisonment and an unlimited fine.
I do not agree with the fixed penalty offences, can I refuse to accept them?
But before you reject you should seek advice from one of our specialist motoring solicitors who be able to discuss whether going to court would be your best option.
How can Auriga Advocates help me?
If you are taking your case to court it can be extremely daunting but our specialist team of lawyers can support you by
- Reviewing the strength of the prosecution’s case against you
- Finding the weaknesses in the prosecution case
- Collating evidence in your defence
- Attacking the prosecution case relentlessly on your behalf
- Taking the pressure and anxiety off you
- Being there to answer all your questions
- Provide specialist representation in court
HGV Drivers Need Help With Your Tachograph Offences?
Auriga advocates have successfully got all tachograph offences discontinued for one client and recovered 90% of costs. If you require us to help you with your tachograph offences
us we will reach the right option for you.
We will not charge you a penny until you instruct us to act for you and offer an instalment payment plan to make it easier for you financially.
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were fantastic. From the first telephone conversation where I enquired about the services and cost involved everything was totally clear. Both Andrea and Lloyd who I dealt with were professional but warm, reassuring and were always available to answer any concerns or questions I had. Right up until the day I entered court they were there for me. My barrister who represented me in court, Lisa, was again also fantastic.
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