If you have been charged with driving without insurance, you should seek legal assistance at the earliest stage possible. Contact McGovern Reid Court Lawyers for expert defence advice and representation. We will thoroughly assess all the evidence involved in order to build a robust defence strategy and minimise the impact of the charge on your life, career and family.
The Law on Driving without Insurance in Scotland
Section 143 of the Road Traffic Act 1998 states that a driver of a motor vehicle must have in place an insurance policy in respect of third party risks. Failure to have the appropriate policy in place can incur serious penalties, ranging from a fine and 6-8 penalty points to disqualification from driving.
There are several possible defences to driving without insurance and so it is essential that you seek legal advice as soon as possible if you are found to be driving while uninsured. Our Road Traffic Lawyers will work hard to identify a valid defence or mitigate the impact of any penalty imposed.
It is possible for the court to decide that special circumstances exist, however it is not generally a defence to claim that you thought you were insured at the time or driving. This may differ where you are driving in the course of employment and had no reason to suspect that you were not adequately insured.
Contact our Driving without Insurance Solicitors Glasgow, Wishaw, Hamilton, Airdrie, Edinburgh & Across Scotland
McGovern Reid Court Lawyers are experts in dealing with road traffic offences and have a wealth of experience advising and representing clients facing prosecution for driving without insurance. We understand how much of an impact a road traffic offence charge or conviction can have on your life. You can be confident we will provide you with practical and effective legal advice, and seek the best possible outcome for you. Contact us on 01698 442 796 or fill in our online contact form.