Under section 103 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 it is an offence to drive a vehicle whilst disqualified or to knowingly permit a disqualified driver to drive a vehicle.
This is a very serious offence which in certain circumstances can attract a prison sentence of up to 12 months imprisonment in addition to the imposition of up to six penalty points and a substantial period of disqualification
Here at Richard Freeman Road Traffic Lawyers our team comprises both experienced defence solicitors and former prosecutors. Accordingly, we have the benefit of having accrued considerable experience of conducting both the prosecution and defence of this type of charge.
Even if a disqualified driver does not have a defence open to them it is possible to rely on the legal doctrine of &LSspecial reasons&RS (see separate subject heading) with a view to seeking to persuade the court to lessen the severity of any sentence due to be imposed in respect of an offence under this section.
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Including: Glasgow Edinburgh Aberdeen Dundee Paisley Renfrewshire East Kilbride Perth Livingston Cumbernauld Hamilton Kirkcaldy Dunfermline Ayr Kinross Kilmarnock Inverness Greenock Inverclyde Port Glasgow Coatbridge North Lanarkshire Glenrothes fife Airdrie Falkirk Stirling Rutherglen Dumfries Galloway Motherwell Wishaw Clydebank West Dunbartonshire Bearsden East Dunbartonshire Cambuslang Newton Mearns East Renfrewshire Bishopbriggs Musselburgh East Lothian Arbroath Angus Polmont Elgin Renfrew Renfrewshire Alloa Bellshill Clackmannanshire Blantyre Dumbarton West Dunbartonshire Kirkintilloch Clarkston East Renfrewshire Bathgate West Lothian Stenhousemuir Falkirk Peterhead Aberdeenshire Barrhead Grangemouth Falkirk St Andrews Fife Kilwinning Ayrshire Giffnock viewpark Buckhaven Penicuik Midlothian Stranraer Johnstone Erskine Larkhall Moray