Tevez handed April court date after being charged with driving offences
17:41 GMT, 13 March 2013
18:03 GMT, 13 March 2013
Carlos Tevez has been charged with driving offences and will appear in court next month.
The Manchester City striker arrived at a police station on Wednesday afternoon as he faces further issues with driving in England.
He has now been charged with driving while disqualified and driving without insurance. He will appear at Macclesfield Magistrates' Court on April 3.
Tevez was arrested last week on
suspicion of driving while disqualified, having been banned in January
after pleading guilty to counts of failing to furnish information
relating to incidents in which one of his vehicles was caught speeding.
Visit: Carlos Tevez (pictured at the back of the people carrier) arrives at the police station
If found guilty of the latest alleged offence, Tevez could face a six-month prison term.
Earlier today, he arrived in the back of a black people carrier at Cheshire Constabulary Custody Suite in Middlewich.
Tevez will be represented in his driving case by a lawyer who Manchester City staff have dubbed ‘Merlin the Magician’ because of his immaculate record of defending the Barclays Premier League champions’ players from alleged motoring offences.
Tevez’s solicitor Gywn Lewis has been labelled a magician by the club because of his ability to make ‘many worrying cases disappear’, according to law firm Burton Copeland’s website.
Driving force: Carlos Tevez was at City's Carrington training base this afternoon
Banned: Tevez was disqualified from driving for speeding offences
The Manchester-based law firm’s
website says of the solicitor: 'In an area of law where detail is
paramount, “Merlin the Magician” as he is called by personnel at
Manchester City Football Club for whom he regularly acts, has made many
worrying cases disappear.'
is also described by his employers as someone who, over the past 20
years, 'has concentrated on his passion for defending motorists' and
'has developed a track record of unrivalled success, ranging from minor
speeding, traffic light and mobile phone infringements to the most
serious cases of drink driving and death by dangerous driving.'
Former City stars Joey Barton, Shaun
Wright-Phillips and Danny Mills have written testimonials on Burton
Copeland’s specialist website drivingoffences.com
Dazzling: Carlos Tevez scored a hat-trick in City's FA Cup tie against Barnsley
Wright-Phillips wrote: 'I had need to call upon the services of drivingoffence.com and in particular Gwyn Lewis.
'I can say that I am more than happy with the thoroughly professional way in which they brought my matters to a successful conclusion.'
Despite the alleged driving offence, City manager Roberto Mancini started Tevez in City's 5-0 FA Cup hammering of Barnsley on Saturday.
The Argentina forward scored a tremendous hat-trick and set up goals for team-mates Aleksandar Kolarov and David Silva.