If you are being investigated by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), formerly known as the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA), it is essential that you receive legal advice from a motoring defence solicitor to help you protect your interests and legal rights throughout the process.
Oratto is the number one tool for drivers in this situation. It allows them to rate and compare solicitors so that they, alongside other consumers of legal services, can make intelligent and informed choices about their advice and representation.
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DVSA enforcement officers have the power to issue Fixed Penalty Notices to drivers at the roadside. These can pertain to many possible offences, including overloading of a vehicle, vehicle defects, and excessive driving hours.
Fixed penalties will vary in severity depending on the offence, although, at minimum, drivers are likely to receive 3 penalty points for such offences. In the event of more serious offences or non-cooperation from the driver or operator concerned, DVSA enforcement officers have the power to issue Prohibition Notices.
Furthermore, enforcement officers may choose to interview drivers at the roadside. These interviews are carried out with drivers under caution and may be used as evidence.
In the event that a driver or operator is perceived to be non-compliant, the enforcement officer has the power to report the offence to traffic commissioners who may then carry out a public inquiry where, if deemed necessary, regulatory action can be taken against the operator's licence.
Help with DVSA enforcement action
Even a planned and seemingly routine visit by the DVSA (formerly VOSA) can have profound implications for the continued use of your vehicle/s.
If you have an issue with a DVSA enforcement investigation or inspection, get in touch with Oratto today. Our member motoring defence solicitors each possess many areas of specialism, including the following:
- Representing the operators of heavy goods vehicles
- Representing the operators of light goods vehicles
- Representing fleet operators
- Representing the operators of passenger carrying vehicles
- Magistrate's court actions and police prosecutions
- Transport regulatory issues
- Vehicle impounding
Preserve your rights and protect your interests by making full use of Oratto today.