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Disqualification From Driving

If you have been charged with a serious driving offence or have accumulated too many points on your licence within the last 3 years (or 2 years if you are a new driver), you could be facing a disqualification from driving. Our driving offence solicitors offer specialist assistance in Manchester, Cheshire, Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley and West Yorkshire and have a 95% success rate in overturning or reducing driving bans.

The length of a driving disqualification will depend on the nature of the offence and on your driving record. For example, if you tot up 12 points on your licence, you could be banned for 6 months, but if it is your second disqualification in 3 years, that could be a 12-month ban, while a third ban could result in a 2-year disqualification from driving.

Discretionary driving bans, or instant driving bans, are awarded at the discretion of the court for offences that are deemed to be so serious that a fine and licence endorsement (penalty points) would be inadequate. A serious speeding offence could bring about an instant ban of 7 to 56 days, or in some cases longer, as could careless driving, driving without insurance, or a traffic signal offence.

A mandatory ban can be given for the most serious offences, such as careless driving, dangerous driving or drink driving.

If you are disqualified from driving for more than 56 days, you will have to apply to have your licence’s validity restored.

The immediate challenge that you face, then, is to avoid or limit that ban – failure to do so will hurt you financially; it could damage your business or ability to work; it could even irreparably harm your relationship or marriage.

DFR Solicitors offer professional, experienced legal guidance throughout West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Manchester and Cheshire.

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  • I was charged with drink driving and my case looked hopeless. There was witness evidence and forensic evidence. From my first meeting with Abdul he reassured me that we could win the case. Abdul was fantastic and the end result is that I am a happy man as I have kept my driving licence and my job.  Scott McDonald.

  • I was initially somewhat sceptical about keeping my licence, I was stopped for Drink Driving and the costs were high, but the result was excellent, and the money was certainly well spent. I would not hesitate to use DFR again. Michael A.

  • I had never been in court previously, and the prospect was terrifying. I was stopped for Drink Driving, and was looking at a significant disqualification. The result in the circumstances was unbelievable, the solicitor was excellent in presenting my case and explaining the extenuating circumstances. I was overjoyed with the final result.