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 book shop for £9.99 or £6.49 on kindle. The book will help you understand more about what you are facing and how to tackle it. It will give you the knowledge you need and the confidence to deal with the case in court in the most simple and straightforward cases.

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.

There are videos you can watch

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, however we also offer a more detailed bespoke guides for your case.

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 to you to follow the proceedings effectively and with confidence.

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 case the magistrates praised him on the excellent and professional way in which he ran his case. He could not thank us enough.

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 it , it can prove to be a false economy.

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.

Unsure whether to do it yourself or get representation, let us help call and discuss your concerns with one of our legal team who will help you to do the right thing for you.

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.

  • 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).

  • Thank you for the professional way in which the Auriga Advocates team managed and handled my case. Every question I had at every stage was not only answered but explained so that I understood.I was looking at a long ban and community service but thanks to you and the manner that you dealt with the case especially on the day of the Court hearing, you were able to reduce this to a short ban and small fine.Thank you for achieving the best possible result for me.

    I would recommend you without reservation. Not only were you professional but as a person who had never been in this type of predicament before for the help and understanding you provided to me as an individual.

    Many thanks      Mr G Southampton

  • The result I had today in court was truly outstanding, your professionalism and determination representing my case was second to none. You will be highly recommended by me in the future.

    Thank you for everything, great result!

    Ms Y – Cheshire

  • I have recently used the services of Auriga, and I can say that I was extremely happy with their professionalism, knowledge, and experience with driving offences.

  • Don’t waste your time looking around – call Auriga Advocates for good sound caring professional advice. My potentially difficult case was handled within 24hrs”  Mr C – Wales