Have you been driving whilst disqualified or without insurance?

Driving whilst disqualified

It is a serious offence to be found driving on a road whilst disqualified, it is known as an absolute offence which means there is usually no defence. Contact our solicitors immediately to obtain expert advice and guidance whether the case is best suited to build a defence or to try and reduce the sentence. There are also evidential issues which will need to be addressed in court. If these are successfully argued it could lead to the case being thrown out of court.

In most cases the prosecution will only have to prove that you were driving whilst disqualified to find you guilty and secure a conviction. There are not many defences to prevent them from doing so, unless there is a fault with the evidence. If you were absolutely forced to unwillingly drive the vehicle, you may be able to avoid conviction, however this can be difficult to prove. It may be that you were not aware you were disqualified when you drove the vehicle.

Driving whilst disqualified can lead to harsh penalties. If convicted it can lead to up to 6 months in prison, a hefty fine or an extended disqualification. Penalty points are mandatory. An early guilty plea can reduce the sentence. Our expert solicitors can help you get the best possible outcome for you.

Driving without insurance

The law requires a vehicle to have a minimum of third party insurance before driving or parking on a public road. Car insurance can be a complicated process and things can occasionally go wrong. It may be that you have not intentionally driven an uninsured vehicle and our expert solicitors can build you a defence.

If you have allowed someone to drive your vehicle knowing they were not insured, you may be charged as well as them. It is likely to be given 6-8 penalty points.

If you have not been driving your vehicle and it is parked on private land, you have to register the vehicle as off the road. A SORN; Statutory Off Road Notification is necessary if you are not taxing or insuring your vehicle. It is an offence to not SORN an unused vehicle and you could face a fine of up to £1000.

Other Driving Offences

Careless Driving

Careless Driving

Drink Driving/Drunk in Charge of a Vehicle

Drink Driving/Drunk in Charge of a Vehicle

High Speed Offences

High Speed Offences

Drug Driving

Drug Driving

Failing to Provide a Specimen for Analysis

Failing to Provide a Specimen for Analysis

Driving while using a mobile

Driving while using a mobile

Testimonials

With a brake light out I was pulled over by the Police during the stop and was informed that I did not have insurance. It came as a complete shock. I was worried being taken to court for I would lose my licence and my job. The worst of it was that a payment had not gone through and I had not thought of driving without insurance. Thankfully with the right advice the case was discharged and my life was back on track.

David.P

I am a sales representative and I do around 30 thousand miles a year as part of my job. In general I am a reasonably careful driver. That being said I had picked up 9 point on my licence all for speeding though not excessively; as an example 51mph on a 40MPH dual carriageway.

I got another 62 mph in a 50 area during road works on a motorway. I was guilty as charged and faced losing my licence and for that matter my job. Thankfully the team was able to persuade the judge that I should not be banned which saved both my licence and my job.

Mike

This is the second time our family has used the services. On both times even though we dealt with different solicitors we were really impressed with the knowledge of the individuals. We wouldn’t have be able to do it without your help.

John and Claire