Disqualified from driving?
Do you have a job opportunity but require a driving licence? Do you need your driving licence back to assist your family? Or do you simply feel that the length of your disqualification was a little harsh and feel you’ve been punished long enough?
If your answer is “yes” to any of the above then you may be entitled to have your disqualification removed from your driving licence early and our expert road traffic lawyer could have you back on the road in no time!
Early Removal of a Disqualification
The early removal of a disqualification from a driving licence is covered by Section 42 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988. It provides that you may apply to the courts to have the period of disqualification removed from your driving licence early. The criteria as to when you are eligible to apply is as follows:-
- After 2 years if the disqualification imposed is less than 4 years.
- After 50% of disqualification period if it is less than 10 years but longer than 4 years.
- After 5 years if the disqualification period is longer than 10 years.
It is normally also a requirement that you have not been convicted of any criminal offence since the disqualification was imposed.
It is worth remembering that an application of this nature will normally go before the Sheriff whom imposed the disqualification period in the first place. Therefore, you are essentially asking a Sheriff to take the view that the sentence that he felt appropriate to impose in the first place should be cut short. Accordingly, if there is not good reason for you having your driving licence back and the application is not prepared and presented properly the Sheriff is unlikely to grant the early removal of the disqualification from your driving licence.
That’s why experience is key. Our specialist road traffic lawyer has dealt with hundreds of these applications over the years and has a phenomenal rate of success. He will fully assess your case, advise you of the strengths and weaknesses of your case and work with you to strengthen your argument though the use of documentary evidence and witnesses to ensure you have the strongest possible argument and give yourself the best possible chance of getting back on the road early.
If you need your driving licence, take control and give yourself a fighting chance of getting it back early, call our expert road traffic lawyer on 0141 465 3333 Now!