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Totting up solicitors

If you are facing the prospect of disqualification as a result of the ‘totting up’ of penalty points on your driving licence then the specialist road traffic offence solicitors at Minton Morrill can help.

Accumulating 12 penalty points over any three-year period will lead to you being disqualified from driving for a minimum of six months. This three-year period is based on the dates of the offences, rather than the dates of any court hearings. Points that have expired between an offence being committed and the hearing taking place will still be taken into account.

It is an offence for someone else to take the points on your behalf so that you can escape a ban. As demonstrated by the high profile trial and conviction of former MP Chris Huhne and his ex-wife, Vicky Pryce, in March 2013, you could end up serving a prison sentence for perverting the course of justice.

A driving ban can have a devastating impact on your business, family and personal life. However, with the right legal representation, it may be possible to keep your licence by demonstrating that disqualification would cause you exceptional hardship.

At Minton Morrill, our specialist road traffic solicitors have a proven track record of helping motorists in Leeds, Bradford, Hull, West Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and the wider North of England avoid a ban using this defence.

To do this, you must be able to show that a driving ban would cause you exceptional emotional or financial hardship, for example if you care for relatives or need the car for your work.

Therefore, if have accumulated 12 points on your licence, it is essential to seek advice from an experienced solicitor as soon as possible to give you the best chance of keeping your licence.

If you have been banned from driving for more than two years, you can apply for your licence to be restored, revoking the outstanding disqualification period.

For bans of between two and four years, you can apply after two years, while applications relating to disqualifications of four to 10 years can be made once half the sentence has been served. For bans in excess of 10 years, you can apply after five years.

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.

 

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