Driving or obtaining a driving licence while subject to a period of disqualification is treated extremely seriously by the courts in Scotland.
A conviction for Driving while Disqualified puts you at real risk of a prison sentence as well as a lengthy period of disqualification, not to mention significant financial penalties. DON’T PANIC! Even when you are guilty you have more options than you think.
If you have been charged with Driving while Disqualified or obtaining a driving licence while you are disqualified from doing so, we strongly advise that you contact an expert solicitor from our Road Traffic Defence Team; specialists in defending those charged with driving or obtaining a licence while disqualified, and ready to fight your corner.
Although, there may be significant mitigating circumstances in your particular case, the importance of having specialist legal representation cannot be underestimated.
This offence is covered by section 103 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and provides that it is an offence to obtain a driving licence or drive whilst subject to a period of disqualification.
Penalties for Driving while Disqualified can include:
- Up to 12 months imprisonment (if prosecuted on indictment)
- Up to six months imprisonment (if prosecuted summarily)
- A monetary penalty of up to £5,000
- Discretionary additional period of disqualification
- Up to six points endorsed on your licence
It is clear from the range of penalties available to the court that this is viewed as a serious charge. However, DON’T PANIC! Given the nature of the charge there are very few defences available to you. Our highly experienced and knowledgeable team will thoroughly investigate and discuss with you every element of your case so you are fully aware of the options open to you and have the confidence and peace of mind of having your case assessed by expert Road Traffic Defence Lawyers.
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If you do not have a stateable defence then we can use our expertise and knowledge of Road Traffic LAW to prepare a bespoke plea in mitigation to present to the court on your behalf. Our specialist Court Lawyers will seek to persuade the court to deal with your case as leniently as possible.
At Scullion LAW, we know that every client and every set of circumstances is unique and being involved in these matters is likely causing you significant distress. We work hard to make sure you receive clear, uncomplicated legal advice you can trust in an open and friendly environment at all times. We also make sure your legal fees are fair, reasonable, transparent and agreed in advance. We want you to focus on the matter in hand and trust us to ensure you have the best possible outcome.
Our highly accomplished award winning team of Road Traffic Lawyers have honed their skills defending driving or obtaining a licence while disqualified cases in every Scottish court for almost 40 years. We will represent you with confidence, experience and expertise. The growth of our Road Traffic Team is testament to our solid track record of achieving successful outcomes for our clients. When your liberty, your job and your reputation are at stake, you cannot settle for second best, you need specialist Road Traffic Defence Lawyers that get results, so DON’T PANIC! Contact us today to discuss your case. #keepingyoudriving.
Contact Scullion LAW for Driving Whilst Disqualified Legal Advice Glasgow, Hamilton, Paisley, Lanark & Dumfries Today
DON’T PANIC! Contact our specialist Road Traffic Team and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We cover all areas of Scotland including Glasgow, Hamilton, Lanark, Lanarkshire, Strathclyde, Edinburgh, Inverness, Bearsden, Bothwell, Uddingston, Stirling, Milngavie & Dumfries. Call for a free no-obligation initial consultation with one of our expert Road Traffic Lawyers in Glasgow on 0141 374 2121 & Hamilton on 01698 283 265 or fill out our online form and we will call you back within 24 hours. You can even send us a direct message via Facebook Scullion LAW Road Traffic Experts.
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