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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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  • The prospect of losing my licence and summoned to the magistrates court was a devastating experience for myself and my family. Finding DFR Solicitors was the turning point in the process. Putting your trust in someone you have never met before can be daunting, however within our first meeting professionalism, knowledge and confidence shone through. Abdul guided and reassured throughout.

    Ian and Margaret Berry 22/04/2016
  • I was a heating engineer, and required my licence for work, everything I had worked for was hinging on my ability to drive. I instructed DFR and Mr Ali courteous and professional manner, and his excellence in court ensured that I kept my licence. I would recommend Mr Ali in the first instance for any motoring cases.

    Peter Conelly 18/03/2016
  • The service provided by DFR was excellent, I was seriously worried about losing my licence, but Abdul made the whole process easy to understand. I am overjoyed with the result of keeping my licence, Abdul was fantastic in court. I would recommend Abdul and his team to anyone that will listen.

    Carl Hurst 18/03/2016
  • 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.

    JL 08/12/2015