If you have been caught driving whilst you are disqualified, you have committed a serious offence which could potentially lead to a prison sentence. We have a vast amount of experience in successfully defending individuals accused of motoring offences. We are available to represent you throughout the entire legal process and have solicitors on hand across the country. Call us today to arrange a quote.
What is the law regarding driving without insurance?
If you have been disqualified from driving, it is imperative that you adhere to your ban for the whole of the disqualification period. If you choose not to, you stand a very high chance of being caught as the Police have the technology to track you, and can tell if your car is insured, MOT’d and if you have a valid licence. Driving while you are disqualified is a serious offence which will lead to you being arrested if you are caught and being taken straight to the police station, interviewed and held in a cell until you are either bailed or held for court.
What punishment could you face?
The punishment that you can be given depends on the circumstances of the case. If you are a first time offender who pleads guilty, you could be faced with community service, or a curfew along with an order for prosecution costs and a further extension to your disqualification from driving. Generally, driving whilst disqualified is seen as an ‘absolute offence’ i.e.it does not matter that you did not know you were disqualified. Courts view breaches of their orders very seriously. Custodial sentences are often passed and can be as long as 26 weeks.
Can you reduce the sentence?
Although driving whilst disqualified is deemed as an ‘absolute offence’, you can be given credit for entering a guilty plea early in the proceedings. If you are a first time offender and you enter a guilty plea at the earliest opportunity, you are likely to be given a more lenient sentence than if you are a repeat offender and maintain you are not guilty.
How can we help you?
We’re here to help present your case in court and take into consideration all the factors surrounding your circumstances. You can be assured that we will do our very best to reduce the sentence imposed upon you and defend you in court.
Why Choose Us?
At Cartwright King, our solicitors understand the stress that an alleged motoring offence can cause and the potential knock on effects that losing your licence can have on your family and your career. We are available to support you throughout the entire process, explaining the likely outcomes and fighting on your behalf.
How to make contact
If you require any legal advice or if you would like a no obligation, free initial telephone discussion, then please call us on 0808 168 5550. Alternatively you can email the Motoring team on firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Our Motoring solicitors can provide advice across the country and are happy to meet at a time and location that suits you. We also have a network of offices in Birmingham, Bedford, Bolton, Derby, Leeds, Leicester, London Temple, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Northampton, Nottingham, Sheffield and Worcester.