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Driving documents offences

Driving without a licence, insurance or MOT certificate is a motoring offence, as is the failure to produce these documents at a police station when ordered to do so. This is where the specialist road traffic solicitors at Minton Morrill can help.

Driving without a licence carries a maximum fine of £1,000, between three and six penalty points and a discretionary driving ban. Driving without a valid MOT certificate carries a £30 fixed penalty notice or a maximum fine of £1,000 if the matter reaches court.

Driving whilst uninsured carries a fixed penalty of between six and eight penalty points and a maximum fine of £5,000, as well as disqualification for up to 12 months in serious cases. The police also have the power to seize and, in some cases, destroy the vehicle that is being driven without insurance and we have expert lawyers to assist in preventing this happening.

If you are stopped by the police then you may be asked to produce these documents. If you do not have them with you at the time, you will be given a HORT/1 form, known as a ‘producer’, requiring you to produce them at your local police station within seven days. If you fail to produce these documents then you are committing a criminal offence and could also be charged with driving without a licence, insurance or an MOT certificate, even if you actually have these documents.

If you are charged with any of these offences and wish to plead not guilty then it is essential to seek specialist legal advice at the earliest opportunity. At Minton Morrill, we are highly experienced in representing clients in cases relating to driving document offences.

To find out more about how our road traffic offence solicitors in Leeds, Bradford, Hull, Yorkshire and the wider North of England can help you, please contact us.

 

Our Experience of Driving Offences Claims

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Philip Goldberg praised by the Crown Court Judge in his successful appeal of a driving disqualification imposed by Bradford Magistrates Court putting “an end to his sleepless nights” as he can stop worrying about the future of his employees and...

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Lindsey Lobley secures acquittal and retention of licence for her delighted client who provided short notice instruction The defendant instructed Lindsey Lobley to represent him in what should have been a very straightforward case which was complicated by...

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Business man keeps his licence This client’s wife is a Legal Advisor at our local court with over 25 years experience. She recommended he instruct Mr. Goldberg when he risked losing his licence. As a director of a family business and instrumental...
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