It is incredibly important that any company or individual who is being investigated or prosecuted by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has access to specialist legal advice at the earliest opportunity, as the consequences of a conviction can be far-reaching.

We are able to offer any company, or individual, specialist and technical expert advice at every stage of the proceedings.

Common examples of cases that are regularly investigated or prosecuted by DVSA, and defended by Fosters include the following:

  • Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence;
  • Driving with no insurance (including arguments relating to hire and reward);
  • Exceeding driver hours;
  • Exceeding weight restrictions;
  • Failing to display a licence;
  • Failing to take sufficient rest;
  • Forging and Counterfeiting tachographs.

How we can help

We will advise and assist any company or individual who is invited to attend an interview with DVSA under caution. Interviews with DVSA can play a significant part in the outcome of any case. Our experts will provide the best possible advice at the investigation stage of the proceedings, including whether to participate in an interview – and if being interviewed, whether to answer questions or exercise a legal right to silence.

We can provide advocacy representation for prosecutions in the Magistrates Courts, the Crown Courts and appeal hearings against findings of the Traffic Commissioner. We can also represent those who are due to attend public enquiries.

Our specialists regularly appear in courts across East Anglia, but will happily discuss representation in other parts of the country if required.

Get a free quote

We understand that you will want to have an idea of costs and fees initially to see how we can assist.

We offer a free no obligation quote, which you can receive direct to your inbox by completing our online form, or you can contact us on 01603 723717.

We are ranked as a Top Tier firm for General Crime and Fraud

Our Crime & Business Defence team are noted in The Legal 500 UK as ‘friendly but always very professional and confidence-inspiring.’

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The Law Society awards accreditations to legal practices and solicitors who meet the highest standards of technical expertise and client service in specific areas of law. We hold the Criminal Litigation Accreditation, which shows that we are committed to treating you fairly and providing a high standard of service in criminal law.

Nice approach – very human, lots of empathy, friendly but always very professional. Confidence-inspiring, good communication, both verbal and written.
The Legal 500 UK 2022