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OTHER OFFENCES - Penalty Points

Too many penalty points on driving licence?

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If you or a member of your workforce have recently been caught speeding or committing another driving offence, you may be concerned that gaining new or additional penalty points on your driving licence will result in a totting up driving ban or prosecution.

Gaining too many points will often lead to a disqualification as a result of 'totting up' and very few of us realise that the loss of our licence will change our lives to a massive extent. The loss of employment is a very real possibility, and finding a new job can become very difficult. The day to day tasks that you need a car for all of a sudden become unachievable. The cost of insurance after a six month ban is often shockingly high.  

To avoid disqualification and the inconveniences that arise from it, there are two choices, Defence or Mitigation. We can help with both so do get in touch for free advice.  


Mitigation and Exceptional Hardship

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If you are about to reach 12 penalty points on your licence we will be able to help you try to retain your driving licence and to relieve you of disqualification. If when you attend court, it is found that losing your licence would cause you exceptional hardship, it may be possible for the disqualification to be withheld.

Exceptional Hardship hearings are the cornerstone of our business and we have reached a level where we very rarely lose this sort of argument. To receive our assistance with an exceptional hardship hearing, contact us today.

Mitigation may be used to stop you from reaching the 12 penalty points on your driving licence stage. Our barristers and driving offence solicitors in London and Manchester are experts in driving defence and driving ban cases. We will be able to fight your corner to ensure that you receive the right result in court.

If you would like one of our driving defences experts to represent you, then request a call back via our website or call us.


As with any other legal case you have the right to challenge the evidence you face. We are happy to assess any driving offence case. We will identify potential avenues of defence you may have which would lead to complete acquittal and avoid penalty points or disqualification.

Don’t let penalty points lead to your disqualification. We are ready to take your call and start your Driving Defence case today.

Below we have listed the driving offence that result in penalty points. We can help you to achieve the best possible result on any of these offences , supporting you with mitigation in court. See what our past clients say about our services.

What are the driving offences I could get penalty points for?
Offence Penalty points given  Disqualification from driving? 
Speeding 3-6 Discretionary
Failure to give information as to identity of driver etc 6 Discretionary
Motor racing on the highway 3-11 Discretionary
Failing to comply with traffic light signals 3 Discretionary
Driving without due care and attention 3-9 Discretionary
Failing to stop after an accident and failing to report an accident 5-10 Discretionary
Driving without insurance 6-8 Discretionary
Driving without car tax 0 No
Driving without a licence 3-6 Discretionary
Driving without an MOT 0 No
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