Some driving offences will have much more serious consequences if you already have points on your licence. Totting up, where a driver is disqualified having accumulated twelve penalty points or more for repeat offences, is one of the most common reasons why drivers lose their licences. A totting up ban lasts for a minimum of six months. The consequences are greater for new drivers who have passed their test within the last two years. If they accumulate only six penalty points or more, they will have their licence revoked, meaning that they will need to reapply for a licence and resit their driving test.
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Disqualification for repeated offences is found in section 35 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988, which requires the Court to disqualify a driver convicted of a driving offence and whose penalty points number twelve or more. Crucially, the Court has discretion to not order a ban if it is satisfied that there are grounds for mitigating the normal consequences of the conviction and thinks fit to disqualify for a shorter period or not disqualify at all.
At MJS, we regularly help clients make submissions to the Court as to why a totting up ban should be reduced or not applied. We will closely assess your particular situation to determine whether there are any mitigating circumstances or if you will suffer exceptional hardship should you be disqualified. At MJS, you can be assured that our specialist driving offence solicitors will present your case in the strongest terms possible before the Court.
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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.