Driving while disqualified is a criminal offence, and can attract a prison sentence and/or an unlimited fine. If you have been caught driving while disqualified it is recommended that you contact a reputable firm with experience in defending road traffic offences, to give you the best chance of successfully defending your case and minimising any penalty imposed. Stephen Lickrish & Associates can help you negotiate this strict area of the law, and prepare and lead an effective defence strategy on your behalf. Contact us today for expert advice and representation.
The Law on Driving while Disqualified in England and Wales
Driving while disqualified is an offence under section 103 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. You can be disqualified for driving because of a conviction (such as drink driving or drug driving) or if you get 12 or more points on your licence within a three-year period. The offence of driving while disqualified is committed if you drive while your disqualification is ongoing.
The police have sophisticated methods for tracking people on the road who are driving while disqualified. If you are caught, you could face a severe penalty, including imprisonment; however the punishment will depend on the seriousness of the offence. In most cases, it will not be accepted as a defence for someone to say they were unaware of the disqualification or believed that the disqualification had expired.
Specialist Driving while Disqualified Advice in England and Wales
If you have been charged with driving while disqualified, we will strive to get you the best outcome achievable. For example, it may be possible to reduce the severity of the penalty by entering a guilty plea. We will look at all the facts involved in order to minimise the impact these charges will have on you, your career and your family.
At Stephen Lickrish & Associates we understand that being charged with a driving offence can be stressful, especially since a conviction can have a significant impact on your everyday life, your work and finances. This is why it is important to have experienced legal representation on your side. We can guide you through the process and explain all the steps to you in a clear and straightforward way.
If finance is a concern, we have extensive experience assisting clients with applying for Legal Aid. We are well placed to help you find out whether you are entitled to any help with your legal fees.
Contact our Driving while Disqualified Lawyers in Manchester
If you have been charged with driving while disqualified, please get in touch. You can do this via the enquiry form or by phoning us during office hours at 0161 237 1913. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also operate a 24 hour freephone helpline, 0800 988 64 22, for urgent legal advice and assistance.