Driving without a license
Driving without a valid driving licence is a significant charge to be facing and can have a serious impact on your life. Consequently including a criminal record and possible jail time. There are certain circumstances in which you may be driving without a licence which will be treated as a less serious charge. For example as driving unsupervised on a provisional licence. However, if you are already serving a driving ban for another motoring offence, which is why you do not have a valid licence. Consequently this will be taken much more seriously.
What are the penalties? Driving Without A Licence
If you are caught without your licence you will be arrested. Then charged and summoned to court. Once there, a judge will decide how serious your punishment will be. You could face:
- A maximum fine of £5,000
- 3 to 9 Penalty points endorsed on your driving licence once it is returned
- If you are driving on a provisional licence. Then your points will be carried over to your full licence. Furthermore if you receive any further points in 2 years after passing your test you will have your licence revoked
- An additional mandatory ban from driving for a minimum of 12 months
- Community Service
- Electronically Tagged Curfew
- Up to 6 months imprisonment
- A Criminal Record
You can see that the penalties are steep. Especially if you are driving following a ban already given out by a court. Furthermore they will see this as a complete disregard of the court and its rulings. This could have further consequences.
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If you are being questioned or cautioned of this offence don’t speak to the police first. Use your legal rights to gain free Advice.
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