AGI Criminal Solicitors offers representation and specialist advice on a variety of motoring offences. We believe that it is important to receive correct and practical advice that can help our clients, as this could potentially have an effect on the outcome.
AGI Criminal Solicitors deal with the following motoring offences:
We will always be transparent with our costs from the outset and want to ensure that we provide the very best service at the most competitive rates and if you are not eligible for legal aid, we can offer a range of private rate packages to suit you from Hourly Rates to Fixed Fees. We appreciate that every person and every case is different, and we will work with you to understand your needs and expectations.
1 HOURLY RATE
This service will allow you decide on choosing the level of solicitor (Ranging from a solicitor with over 30 years’ experience to a solicitor with 2 years’ experience) that you would like to represent you. Your chosen solicitor will have the requisite experience in the type of case that you have instructed this firm on and will attend all court hearings or other appointments and will be your single point of contact within the firm. You will be assured by the fact that you will always deal with the same individual. The hourly rate service ensures that you only pay for what service you receive and nothing more. We will provide you with a quotation before any work starts and you will receive regular statements setting out work done and costs to date. Fees for cases can range between £500 to £5000 excluding disbursements such as experts’ reports, travel, and mileage.
2 FIXED FEE
Some of our clients prefer to pay a Fixed Fee and for that reason that we offer a fixed fee service, meaning that you will know price you have been quoted is the price you will pay. This will offer you certainty from the outset. We can also offer a fixed fee for stages in a case or for the entirety of a case and will discuss these options with you. Fees for cases can range between £500 to £5000 excluding disbursements such as experts’ reports, travel and mileage.
All of our fees attract VAT at 20% and all disbursements will attract fees at 20%.
Private client charging rates per hour
Please note that our private fees (whether Fixed Fees or Hourly Rates) do not include any disbursement (payments to third parties) such as barrister’s fees, expert’s fees or court fees.
|Solicitor’s and FILEx Level of Experience
|Hourly Rate (excl. VAT)
|10 Years plus
|Trainees and Paralegals
|Travel to Court or Prison…etc.
|650p per mile or the cost of train fare
|Fixed Fees are agreed by negotiations, please ask us if you prefer a Fixed Fee.
The key stages of your matter are based on the presumption that you have entered a guilty plea and have a date for your hearing.
- Meet with your solicitor to provide instructions on what happened.
- We will consider initial disclosure, and any other evidence and provide advice.
- Arranging to take any witness statements if necessary (this will have an additional cost, which can be discussed)
- We will explain the court procedure to you so you know what to expect on the day of your hearing, and the sentencing options available to the court.
- We will conduct any further preparatory work, obtain further instructions from you if necessary and answer any follow up queries you have.
- We cannot provide a timescale of when your hearing will take place, as this depends on the court listing for that day.
- We will attend court on the day and meet with you before going before the court. We anticipate being at court for [e.g. half a day].
- We will discuss the outcome with you. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry an additional cost.
Where we have agreed an hourly rate, this will include
- Considering evidence
- Providing advice in relation to plea and likely sentence
- Where you cannot anticipate the likely sentence, advice on the options available to the court in relation to sentencing
- Where appropriate, advice on whether an exceptional hardship, or special reasons argument should be made
- Representation at a single hearing
We can advise you as to whether legal aid is available, whether it is suitable for your case and whether we are prepared to undertake your case on a publicly funded basis.
There are limits to what legal aid will cover, for example, legal aid is not available during the criminal investigation stage save for the actual attendance at an interview under caution. It does not cover crucial areas such as preparation for the interview or work undertaken following the interview. This is arguably the most important stage of a case.
In some cases, it may not be economically viable for us to conduct your case on a legally aided basis.
Recovering your costs:
Where we successfully defend your case at court we will seek to recover your costs by way of a defendant cost order. A defendant cost order should be awarded unless there are clear reasons for not doing so. Once the court has made a defendant costs order, your file will then need to be submitted to the National Taxation Team who will decide what proportion of your costs will be refunded to you.