Road Traffic Offences

Johnson and Company, Solicitors represents clients in the District Court and higher courts in relation road traffic offences.

A driving disqualification and/or penalty points can have serious consequences for motorists and we defend the following offences:

Drink driving

Dangerous / careless driving

Driving without reasonable consideration


Driving without insurance

Driving without a driving licence

Driving without a NCT certificate

All other Road Traffic Offences

We make the following applications for our clients:


Applications to set aside convictions

Applications to restore a driving licence

Applications to extend time for appeal

Applications to fix recognisance

Book a telephone or face-to-face consultation with an experienced solicitor by emailing or calling 021 484 7771

Relevant Cases

D. P. P. -v- Freeman [2009] IEHC 179 (21 April 2009)

The High Court ruled that where the certificate produced by the Intoxilyser machine is signed first the driver and then by the Garda, the legislation was not followed and the District Court was correct to dismiss the prosecution for drink driving against the driver. MacMenamin J. accepted that the error was of a technical nature and that there was no prejudice to the driver, but he found the legislative provisions which set out the procedure to be penal in nature and therefore required strict interpretation.


Johnson & Company Solicitors

The Business Centre,
Ballinlough Road,
Co Cork.
Eircode: T12 A2XR
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Telephone: 021 484 77 71




Head south on Grand Parade/N22 toward St Augustine St (0.3 Km). Continue straight onto Grand Parade/R848 and follow R848 for 0.4 Km onto South Mall St/R610.

Continue to follow R610 for 0.1 Km and turn right onto Parnell Pl and then onto Anglesea St/R610. Continue to follow R610 for 0.2 Km and turn left onto Ballinlough Rd and it will be on the right.