As 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

It is an offence to fail 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

It is an offence to forge or falsify a record and the penalties are severe.

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?

You do not have to accept the fixed penalty offences. If you reject them the matter will be transferred to court.

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



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

Between 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.

We are confident that we can offer you the best advice and support but you do not have to take our word for it see what our clients think of us

By all means browse our website, check out our services and fees you will find we offer our services at highly  competitive rates. You do not have to pay extra for attention and support we give that naturally because we care a

  • Auriga Advocates have been extremely helpfully, very professional to the highest of standards. My case was dealt with quickly, efficiently and thoroughly. I was given all the relevant information to make an excellent and informed decision for the best possible outcome. Andrea has an extensive knowledge regarding drink drive offences and court in general. I would highly recommend her to anyone with confidence that she would be able to get the best possible outcome.

    Mr L Cheshire

  • Andrea had been assigned to me to help deal with a Road Traffic Incident.  I came across their service on line.

    I found Andrea to be very professional and helpful.  Explaining everything in full, so I was able to understand what was happening at all times.  Andrea worked fast and able to get a result for me very quickly.

    I would like to thank Andrea for helping make the ordeal less stressful and would highly recommend her and the company to all my friends who might be in the same situation I found myself in.

    Mr S, Cheshire.

    (In this case we persuaded the police not to issue proceedings at the outset).

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