12 points on your licence? Our motor lawyers can save you from a ban
How Long Do Points Stay On Your Licence?
If you are judged to have committed a driving offence, any penalty points that you incur will remain on your licence for 4 or 11 years from either the date of the offence or conviction. If you accumulate 12 points or more within 3 years of each other, you may face a driving ban of 6 months or more.
In order to avoid or limit this ban, you will probably need to convince the court that a ban would bring you ‘exceptional hardship’. Our expert motor solicitors operate in Manchester, Cheshire, Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, Leeds, Huddersfield and Bradford, and have a 95% success rate of arguing against driving bans.
A conviction for the following offences will mean that your licence is endorsed with penalty points that will remain there for 4 years from the date of the offence:
- Accident offences (endorsement codes A10, 20, 30)
- Driving or attempting to drive while disqualified (BA10, 30)
- Careless driving offences (CD10, 20, 30)
- Faulty vehicle and vehicle use offences (CU10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 80)
- Drink driving-related offences (DR40, 50, 60, 70)
- In charge of a vehicle under the influence of drugs (D40, 90)
- Insurance offences (IN10)
- Licence offences (LC10, 20, 30, 40, 50)
- Failure to observe roadway regulations (MW10, PC10, 20, 30)
- Failure to observe traffic signals (TS10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70)
- Driving over the speed limit (SP10, 20, 30, 40, 50)
- Vehicle theft (UT50)
A conviction for the following offences will mean that your licence is endorsed with penalty points that will remain there for 4 years from the date of the conviction:
- Causing death or injury by driving while disqualified (BA40, 60)
- Causing death by careless driving or while not permitted to drive (CD40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90)
- Dangerous driving offences (DD10, 40, 60, 80, 90)
A conviction for the following offences will mean that your licence is endorsed with penalty points that will remain there for 11 years from the date of the conviction:
- Causing death by careless driving while under the influence (CD40, 50, 60, 70)
- Drink driving offences (DR10, 20, 30, 31, 61)
- Drug driving-related offences (DR10, 60, 80)
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