Expert Legal Advice For Drivers
Penalty Points Disqualifications
We work hard to pass driving tests and within a very short
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However, the consequences of a driving ban can be severe ranging from embarrassment to loss of employment. In
At Kent Traffic Law we specialise in saving driving licences. We can advise you how to prepare for court either to contest an allegation (ie plead ‘Not Guilty’) and seek to avoid a conviction, or, to admit an offence (ie plead ‘Guilty’) and seek to mitigate in order to minimise the length of, or even avoid, a ban. If you contact us we will advise you of your options and help you to optimise your chance of saving your driving licence.
Penalty Point or ‘Totting’ Disqualifications
If your points tally reaches 12 or more for offences committed within 3 years of each other you will be liable for a ‘totting’ disqualification. This means that, unless you can establish that you would suffer from ‘exceptional hardship,’ you will be banned for a minimum of 6 months. ‘Exceptional hardship’ is a concept defined by case law (previous court cases). Sadly, due to the proliferation of speed cameras, ‘totting’ disqualifications are becoming more and more frequent. If you find yourself facing a ‘totting’ ban we can advise you whether your case could fall within the bracket of ‘exceptional hardship’. It is not just a case of carefully considering your circumstances – we will also need to advise you what evidence you will need to prove to a court that your case is a worthy one.
There are a range of offences which result in mandatory bans such as driving with excess alcohol and drug driving. Such offences also carry with them the potential for large fines or even prison sentences. In such cases Magistrates have a very broad discretion as to whether to ban a motorist for the minimum period or for much longer and whether to impose fines or even send someone to prison. The sanctions available to the courts are severe. We know how best to put your case across in court whether you seek to plead ‘Guilty’ and avoid a ban or, ‘Not Guilty’, and avoid a conviction.
Requesting Early Removal of Driving Disqualification
Anyone disqualified from driving for a period in excess of 2 years can apply for the early removal of the ban (subject to certain conditions). Anyone who has been banned for 2 years or less cannot; in this
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