Driving without insurance can happen for many seemingly administrative and unimportant reasons, whether because of a bureaucratic problem with an insurance company or misunderstanding about the terms of a policy. However, driving without insurance is an offence that attracts points on a licence and a fine, and may even, in serious cases, result in disqualification from driving.
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The offence of driving without insurance is found in section 143 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. It is committed when someone drives a car that isn’t insured or where someone allows another person to drive a car uninsured. There are limited defences to a charge of driving without insurance, such as using a vehicle in the course of employment and having no reason to believe that insurance wasn’t in place.
With the support of an expert driving offence solicitor, it’s possible to significantly reduce the potential penalties for driving without insurance. At MJS, our solicitors assess all the relevant circumstances when our clients are charged with driving without insurance, from carrying out a technical review of insurance policies to putting forward special reasons why a penalty for driving without insurance should be reduced.
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Our road traffic solicitors can assist by discussing your options with you confidentially, and are ready to fight your corner. We provide a fully comprehensive legal service from liaising with the police through to representing you in court. Call our criminal defence lawyers for a free, initial consultation in Dunfermline on 01383 730 466, in Kirkcaldy on 01592 640 680, in Alloa on 01259 725 922 or make an online enquiry.