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Partner and Head of Department Manchester Driving Offences
Hojol Uddin joined JMW Solicitors in May 2017 as Partner in the Business Crime & Regulation Department. Hojol is Head of Motoring due to his expertise in such offences.
Hojol is a Criminal Defence Solicitor and undertakes the defence of all criminal prosecutions with particular expertise, in driving offences.
He has extensive experience in all motoring offences with particular niche expertise in evidentially and legally complicated cases relating to dangerous driving, careless driving, (including death cases) drink driving, drug driving and speeding offences.
Hojol deals with individual clients and corporations who instruct him, whom are being investigated by Police forces throughout the UK. Specific Police forces relate to Greater Manchester Police, Lancashire, Liverpool, Thames Valley, Warwickshire, Metropolitan, Sussex, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex and North Yorkshire. However, Hojol is familiar with all police forces in the UK.
Hojol has dealt with thousands of cases and advised many more, with a significant proportion of his cases coming by recommendations and referrals from other Solicitors to assist their client’s requirement. Hojol is required on many occasions to deal with cases, which have transferred directly to him due to poor preparation and service where his meticulous and personal service is key to the case, with rectifying any flaws that have already occurred.
Hojol’s approach is unique, very direct advising clients and tailors it to his client’s requirements.
Hojol represents all members of the public and is a very approachable individual and can assist you in any driving related issues you have, that are at the Police station, Magistrates, Crown Court, Court of Appeal or High Court.
General Criminal Offences
Hojol has experience dealing with a variety of offences, these include the following:
- Malicious Communication Offences
- Controlling and Coercive behaviour
- Stalking and Harassment
- Perverting course of justice relating to driving offences
- Conspiracy to supply Class A drugs
- Proceed of Crime relating to financial fraud
- Firearms offences
- Threats to Kill
- Grievous Bodily Harm, Actual Bodily Harm and Assault (Including Domestic Violence)
- Rape Allegations
- Sexual Assault
Hojol deals with so many cases that not every one can be listed or explained. However, if your case does not fall in any of the below, then contact Hojol directly and no doubt he will be in a position to assist:
Motoring Offences Expererience
1) R (on application of Andrea Hughes) v Macclesfield Magistrates’ Court  EWHC 3993 (Admin) - Judicial review in which the defendant’s conviction for drink driving was quashed in the High Court as she had been refused an adjournment to obtain medical evidence relating to “post alcohol consumption”.
2) R v S Trafford Magistrates Court, Drink Driving - One of Highest Recorded Readings in UK - 197 in breath – Result Suspended Sentence
3) R v V Worcester Crown Court, Drink Driving – Duress of Circumstances and client drove vehicle due to injuries suffered – Result Appeal Successful
4) R v B York Magistrates Court, Dangerous Driving – Road Rage Incident from other driver (prosecuted for careless driving) and Crown Prosecute our client for Dangerous Driving – Result - Not Guilty after Trial
5) R v P Metropolitan Police, Death by Dangerous Driving – Result - No Further Action
Hojol is a keen sports person who enjoys exercise and keeping fit. Hojol goes to the gym and plays football on a regular basis. He is also a car fanatic, which assists with his knowledge on motoring offences.
In addition to the above Hojol is also a trustee for Manchester Young Lives (MYL). MYL is a registered charity that has been working with children and young people in some of the most disadvantaged areas of Manchester for almost 50 years.
What Our Clients Say
Ms CT Warwickshire, Dangerous Driving and Drink Driving
Hojol was an attentive professional both sensitive to our situation yet honest. He did as he said he would, in a timely fashion and always made us feel safely represented and well informed. Hojol put himself out to meet with us, although we were geographically outside of his working location. I would strongly recommend Hojol and wish him every success, which I am confident he will achieve as he is driven, positive, professional and personable.
Mr. NT Central London, Dangerous Driving
I have worked with Hojol both in a professional and personal capacity. Hojol has previously provided trustworthy, reliable and prompt advice on a range of motoring related issues whilst covering our company fleet. His expert knowledge is exemplary, a true specialist in his field who has the tenacity and gravitas to take on the toughest of cases. I have no hesitation in recommending Hojol.
Mrs. C Oxfordshire, Excess Speed
I cannot thank Hojol enough, and I am so glad that I was referred his details. I thought that I would lose my licence due to the speed I was travelling along with the number of penalty points on my licence. He prepared the case thoroughly and when the matter went before the Court, everyone who was in the Court prior to me was disqualified from driving. I thought that I was going to lose it. Hojol supported me throughout this whole traumatic experience from the initial phone call to the date in Court. I have a large family and run a business and the loss of my licence would have had devastating consequences. Thank you again Hojol, you were exceptional.
Mr. C Manchester, Excess Speed
I thank you for all your expertise on my case Hojol. Initially I thought I could do this myself but, I soon realised that I would need someone with the right expertise. I therefore contacted my colleagues within the finance and insurance industry and Hojol's name cropped up a few times. I therefore gave him a call, and although my case had limited notice for him (my fault) he was able to adjourn the matter and ensure it was listed on a date I was in a position to attend. Once the case came before the Court, I was so nervous as my licence was my life. He fought for me in Court under intense examination by the Justices and the Prosecution and thankfully I kept my licence. I can now continue to work and support my family. Thanks Hojol.
Thank you so much for your speedy response in the late hours.
Thank you so much for your speedy response in the late hours. I thought I was going to receive a criminal conviction. Although they were minor offences, I could do without the headache of having to declare them when I’m travelling to the US, Mortgage applications, loans etc. You were able to have the matter resolve swiftly which resulted in the case being dealt with out of court, with no conviction and not having to travel all the way to Lancaster.
“I am a people person and like challenges. Having dealt with thousands of cases over the years and managed teams, you would think I would get bored or fed up by now. However, I speak and represent different clients every day, and every case I deal with is different than the one before. I advise directly with all clients and make it clear that not all cases can be defended by not guilty pleas but at the same time not all cases are guilty pleas and can be defended. It is crucial to give a balanced approach and ensure that clients are advised accordingly. I offer stress relief and alleviate pressure on so many of my clients past, present and hopefully new clients in the future”.
Blog Posts by Hojol Uddin
9th February 2016
Partner and Head of Department
Business Crime, Regulation & Driving Offences