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If you are convicted of driving whilst disqualified you face severe penalties, including six months imprisonment for the most serious of cases. To achieve the best result at trial, you need to instruct an experienced Motoring Law Solicitor. Hadi Law Solicitors have over 30 years’ experience defending driving whilst disqualified cases and a 95% success rate when advising and representing clients charged with motoring offences.
"I had a fantastic experience with this solicitor company. They provided me with excellent legal advice and were highly professional throughout the entire process. Their prompt and efficient service saved me a lot of time and stress. I would highly recommend their services to anyone in need of legal assistance."
As a team, we are committed to being honest with our clients regarding the likely outcome of their case. The stakes are high in driving whilst disqualified cases; therefore, our Solicitors will work tenaciously to defend you. We always keep going until we achieve the best outcome possible for our clients and provide support and reassurance throughout the entire legal process.
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What is the offence of driving whilst disqualified?
Section 103 (1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 provides that a person is guilty of an offence if they do either of the following whilst disqualified:
a) Obtain a licence, or
b) Drive a motor vehicle on a road.
Section 103 (3) states that a police constable in uniform may arrest, without a warrant, anyone driving a motor vehicle on a road whom they have reasonable cause to suspect has been disqualified from driving.
What sentence will I get if I am convicted of driving whilst disqualified?
The maximum sentence that you can face for driving whilst disqualified is six months imprisonment, with a fine being the minimum penalty handed down. The Court could also subject you to a community order.
How do the police catch disqualified drivers?
The police in England and Wales use various methods to catch disqualified drivers and enforce road safety regulations. Common methods employed include:
Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Cameras - these cameras are placed at various locations, such as on police vehicles, on the roadside, or at specific points like toll booths. ANPR cameras can quickly scan license plates and cross-reference them with a database of disqualified drivers or vehicles with expired insurance or tax.
Random Traffic Stops - police officers conduct routine traffic stops to check drivers' documents, including their driver's licenses. If a driver is found to be disqualified, they can be immediately apprehended.
Integrated Police Databases - law enforcement agencies have access to integrated databases that allow them to quickly verify a driver's status, including whether they are disqualified from driving.
Reports from other road users - members of the public can report suspicious or dangerous driving behaviour, which may lead to the identification and apprehension of disqualified drivers.
Can I defend a driving whilst disqualified charge?
Driving whilst disqualified is an absolute offence which means you can be found guilty even if you did not mean to commit the offence. To be acquitted, you will need to prove that you were not the person driving the vehicle at the time the offence was committed or that you were not actually disqualified from driving.
Defending a driving whilst disqualified offence is challenging; therefore, it is crucial you instruct an experienced Motoring Offences Solicitor who has a robust track record of successfully defending these types of cases.
Why choose us?
Hadi Law Solicitors have helped thousands of clients across England and Wales who have been charged with driving while disqualified. Everyone on our team is committed to providing honest and affordable advice, representation, and legal services.You can trust that we will work tirelessly to defend you and achieve the best outcome possible.
For further information speak to us on 01772 447000 or reach out to us on our seven day a week WhatsApp helpline 07869760533.