Section 103 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 outlines that a person is guilty of an offence where he or she obtains a licence, or drives a motor vehicle on the road while disqualified.
The penalties for driving while disqualified can be severe. They can range from a further substantial period of disqualification and six additional penalty points to a 12-month custodial sentence, together with a fine of up to £5,000. However, in certain circumstances there may well be “special reasons” for not disqualifying a driver further or for imposing a less severe punishment. These special reasons act as mitigation for the conduct, rather than as a complete defence. An example of this may be driving a family member to hospital for urgent medical attention where there was no other reasonable alternative to driving.
McGovern Court Lawyers are experts in dealing with road traffic offences and have a wealth of experience in dealing with prosecutions for individuals driving while disqualified. We understand how much of an impact a road traffic conviction or a further driving ban could have on your life and your family’s lives. With this in mind, you can rest assured that we will seek the best possible outcome for you and ensure that you are given the high-quality legal advice and support.
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If you have been charged with driving while disqualified, contact us at the earliest stage possible so we can start to build a strong defence case. Call us on 01698 442796 or complete our enquiry form here.