Disqualification

Disqualification is an order of the court and driving whilst disqualified is considered very seriously by the courts.

Normally the minimum sentence for driving while you are disqualified is a community sentence although many courts will wish to sentence you to prison.

Disqualification can either be mandatory or discretionary. Disqualification can also be imposed by virtue of the “totting up” provisions.  A disqualification can have far reaching effects often costing you your job, business etc.  Subject to certain time periods an application can be made for the removal of a disqualification before its normal end. 

We are very experienced in these applications and have succeeded in virtually all of the cases we have taken.
Even in a case where there is a mandatory disqualification, for example drink driving, the court can be persuaded to avoid imposing a disqualification if they can be convinced that Special Reasons exist.  Special Reasons could include shortness of distance driven, driving because of medical emergency, laced drinks.

For more information please read the following National Sentencing Guidelines:
Drive whilst disqualified
Causing death by driving (unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured drivers)

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