Driving Without a Licence
It is an offence to drive a vehicle without a licence. Carter Moore Solicitors specialise in driving offences and we can offer you expert advice and a free initial consultation. If you have been caught driving without a licence, call Carter Moore’s motoring defence team today on 0800 1 444 111 or complete our enquiry form.
Driving without a licence can arise from a number of factors including; not having a valid licence or driving with a provisional licence but not being accompanied by someone over the age of 21 or with 3 years driving experience. In these circumstances ‘L’ plates must be displayed on your vehicle.
Penalties for Driving Without a Licence
The penalties you can incur for driving without a licence are between 3 and 6 penalty points and a maximum fine of £1000. The court may also issue you with a driving ban for a set period of time. It follows that if you are driving without a licence, you will also be charged with driving without a licence.
Driving whilst Disqualified
Driving whilst disqualified is dealt with differently to driving without a licence. There are few defences that can be used for this offence. Carter Moore Solicitors has vast experience in dealing with such cases and we will work with you to qualify whether there were any ‘special reasons’ as to why you were driving the vehicle at the time you were disqualified. Simply stating that you were not aware that you had been disqualified will be taken into consideration but cannot be relied on as a full defence.
Punishment for Driving whilst Disqualified
You can receive 6 penalty points, discretionary disqualification and up to a £5000 fine for driving whilst disqualified. Courts take an extremely dim view of this offence and prison sentences are common.
If you have been charged with driving without a licence or driving whilst disqualified, contact Carter Moore Solicitors today on 0800 1 444 111, or fill in our online form. Our specialist motoring solicitors are here to help you get the best results.