We Help You Represent Yourself
Auriga Advocates can help you represent yourself
We understand that there are some cases where it is not cost effective to pay for our services and therefore you may wish to represent yourself either by writing letters of representation to the police, letters of a guilty plea and mitigation or even represent yourself at court.
There is a book that can help
Andrea Clegg our CEO has written a book entitled “Defend your Licence” to assist people who want to know more about helping themselves when it is appropriate to do so. She helps motorists level the legal playing field so that they are not at such a disadvantage. The book is available from Amazon or any good
And if you are still unsure or do not feel confident enough to tackle your case yourself after reading the book you can still call one our specialist solicitors for free initial advice.
We have developed a number of videos on key areas which we think will be of interest to you particularly if you are representing yourself but also if you wish to understand more about the offence you are facing and what will happen. These will help to reassure you by giving you a better understanding of your case and what your next step should be Take a look.
We are always adding to our video library and would appreciate any ideas from you as our client as to the subjects you would like to see covered.
We develop personal trial guides to suit your case
You can take advantage of our free initial telephone advice,
We can offer you advice on the proceedings and what to do at each stage including how to represent yourself at plea hearing or trial. We will send you a guide on the evidence to collate and a step by step guide as to what to do in court. This will include law, what evidence you need to collate and potential questions to ask witnesses. It will enable
The guides are very popular with our clients and enable them to achieve the results they want without the expense of legal representation. We care about you, the motorist and we will always advise when it is not appropriate to represent yourself but we will also tell when it is not cost effective to have representation due to the low level of the offence and relative penalty. We are not after your money we want to give you the support you need to get the desired results for the offence you face. We understand that this is not always about having representation at court at your expense.
After one client used one of our guides for a no insurance matter, he pleaded special reasons successfully. At the end of the
Another client facing an offence of driving without due care and attention successfully got his case discontinued after using one of our guides.
Is it cheaper to represent yourself?
Of course, whilst it is cheaper to represent yourself on the face of
We have clients who have tried to save money by doing the first stages of the court proceedings themselves and have dug themselves into a hole they cannot get out of. If you do this it will cost more than the fees incurred if you had instructed us at the outset. To avoid this you should always call for free initial advice which would help you with the initial stages and avoid the pit-holes.
The courtroom is a daunting experience for most non-advocates and there are rules of evidence to follow and certain lines of questioning which are not allowed. You would be given some assistance by the Court Advisor, but they will not present your case for you. You should also remember that you are likely to be against a trained legal representative on the prosecution and in the case of a trial it will be a trained lawyer. If your matter is contentious then getting Auriga Advocates to support and represent you will always be the preferred option.
We help you represent yourself
Andrea believes that you as a motorist are unfairly treated by the system. There is no legal aid available for most motoring offences, the system is designed to put pressure on motorists to plead guilty without knowing all the evidence against them. There is little support in the system and limited access to the law you need to know. This is why Auriga Advocates offers free advice
The website contains a treasure trove of knowledge, advice and guidance including videos on key subjects which we are developing all the time. Take a look around!
Auriga offers a full range of services which will suit any budget.
Defend your licence available on Amazon
Fitting handily in your glove compartment, Defend Your Licence is the perfect companion for everyone getting behind the wheel.
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.
Right down to value for money (and I did look around) I really cannot fault the service I got from Auriga Advocates.
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