Driving without a licence or Driving while disqualified
If you are have been charged, or are likely to be charged with the above offence, contact us to speak to one of our specialist motoring offences solicitors who will assess your case and advise you on a possible defence.
Contrary to popular belief it is possible to mount a successful defence against motoring offence charges and it may be possible to avoid disqualification in cases where this would cause exceptional hardship, or where special reasons can be shown in mitigation.
Driving without a licence
Driving without a licence covers a number of different offences from driving with no licence at all to driving a type of vehicle which you are not licenced to drive, for example a large goods vehicle (LGV) or passenger carrying vehicle (PCV).
The penalties for these types of crimes will vary depending on the seriousness of the offence, but the courts can impose a sentence of 3 to 6 points and a fine of up to £1000. A discretionary driving ban may also be imposed depending on the circumstances.
If you have been charged with driving without a licence, contact us immediately to get advice on your defence from one of our experienced motoring offences solicitors.
Driving while disqualified
Driving while on a ban is a much more serious offence and is an arrestable offence, meaning you will more than likely be taken straight to the police station for processing if caught.
The penalties for driving while disqualified are varied and range from 6 penalty points and a fine of up to £5000, with further disqualification, all the way up to a community service order or imprisonment for up to 6 months.
If you are charged with this offence you should contact us immediately to obtain advice and representation from one of our experienced motoring offences and criminal defence solicitors.
We will help to build your defence and try to show the court evidence of any special reasons which may help to mitigate against the seriousness of the offence and subsequent penalty.