Driving Without a License
The police can stop your vehicle and ask to see your driving licence at any time. If you do not have it with you you may be asked to present it at a police station. It is an offence to drive a vehicle without the appropriate licence ad the penalties can include a £1000 fine, discretionary disqualification and between 3 and 6 penalty points.
There are many circumstances that can lead to prosecution, including having the incorrect licence for the class of vehicle you are driving, driving while disqualified or driving after a licence has been revoked on medical grounds, or simply never having passed a driving test.
As with driving without insurance, it is up to the defendant to prove they did have a licence at the time of the alleged offence and there are sometimes complexities surrounding the class of vehicle and whether a particular licence covers its use. There may be ‘special reasons’ a court will consider in mitigation when deciding a case.
NGP have defended numerous clients on road traffic offences driving licence related matters and we are vastly experienced in this area of UK law.
If you think you have been unfairly prosecuted then it is important to contact us as soon as possible for a free assessment of your circumstances and an assessment of how you can receive the fairest outcome. If already sentenced then it may be possible to appeal your case.