Road Traffic Offences

Road traffic offences range from fairly minor to very serious offences, including those that involve injury or death to others. There is therefore varying penalties that can result from committing these offences, from fines and penalty points on your licence to more serious outcomes such as driving disqualification and imprisonment.

Anyone charged with a road traffic offence will find the process stressful and often daunting, particularly if there is the threat of losing your licence or receiving a custodial sentence. The associated implications of such penalties can have a long-lasting impact on your personal, work and family life. If you have been charged with a road traffic offence, complete the online enquiry form or email us at

Road traffic law specialists

Our expert criminal law team have a vast amount of experience in defending clients facing road traffic offences, including:

  • Drink driving
  • Drug driving
  • Driving while disqualified
  • Speeding offences
  • Dangerous driving
  • Death by dangerous driving

Penalties for road traffic offences

Minor traffic offences such as parking violations or low-level speeding can usually be dealt with administratively and often result in a fine. Even a minor traffic offence can have a knock-on effect on the rest of your life, with penalty points being placed on your licence affecting job prospects as well as car insurance premiums.

Unsurprisingly, the more serious your case is, the more devastating the results. Offences such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol are treated as criminal offences and often require a court appearance and can result in long sentences.

Our road traffic team understand how stressful this can be and will advise you on the best route to follow in your case and the likely outcomes. We can discuss your case based on the evidence and offer succinct and concise legal advice on how to proceed. We will ensure your defence is as robust as possible and will negotiate with the prosecution, where relevant, to see if the severity of the charges can be reduced.

Serious road traffic offences in Italy

The most serious road traffic cases are those involving injury or death to others as a result of your driving. Since 2016, there has been a separate offence in Italy for those that cause the death of a person due to not following the relevant laws of the road, dangerous driving or when driving under the influence of drink or drugs.

These offences will now result in an automatic driving ban as well as possible imprisonment. These are very complicated and serious charges, and anyone facing such an allegation must contact a specialist criminal defence lawyer immediately to obtain the best advice possible from the start.

Making sure you have specialist legal representation for these matters can affect the outcome of your case. Those that are not resident in Italy can still be charged with traffic offences. We have offices throughout Europe with multi-lingual lawyers that can assist you in your own language and often cases can be dealt with in your own country without the need for you to return to Italy.

Contact our Road Traffic Offences Lawyers today

Road traffic offences are very varied and a lot will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. Our expert lawyers can represent you throughout your whole case, providing a robust defence from start to finish. We know that being involved in a criminal case is always stressful and we strive to support you throughout.

We can assist clients that are non-Italian clients and our expert knowledge means we can advise you on the best approach. If you require further information or assistance, please complete the online enquiry form or email us at