Driving whilst Disqualified
Driving whilst disqualified is an offence which is not looked upon favorably, either by the courts or by the local community either. This is mainly because you will have already been convicted and punished for another driving offence which resulted in a driving ban, which has been ignored.
This means it is unlikely that the courts will be lenient with you as you have already disregarded their authority.
What are the penalties?
When you are stopped at the roadside and the police discover that you are banned from driving, you will be arrested, charged and summoned to appear in court. You will be facing:
- A Maximum fine of £5,000
- 3 to 9 penalty points on your driving licence
- A mandatory driving ban of a minimum of 12 months
- Community Service
- Electronically Tagged Curfew
- Up to 6 months imprisonment
- New drivers would have their licence revoked due to having 6 or more points in their first 2 years of driving.
- If you already have points on your licence you may get an additional mandatory ban of a minimum of 6 months due to totting up
- A Criminal Record
The impact of driving whilst disqualified will only serve to mean that you are off the road longer than you would’ve been, and the defences available for this type of driving offence are limited, but you we will offer you free advice on your situation so you can decide how you want to proceed.