If you plead guilty or are found guilty of driving with excess alcohol (drink driving) or dangerous driving you will be disqualified for a minimum of 12 months and in the case of dangerous driving, an extended re-test must be passed at the end of that period.
The court has the discretionary power to disqualify for other offences for example a driver who drives at more than 30mph above the speed limit. The court will take into account the circumstances of the case (“aggravating features”) and mitigating factors relating to the driver, with reference to any previous convictions and other information which may assist the court when deciding on a sentence to disqualify.
If you have 12 points on your licence within a three year period, the court has the power to disqualify you under the “totting up” provisions for a period of 6 months. It is possible to persuade the court not to disqualify you if disqualification will result in you suffering exceptional hardship. Call GT Stewart on 020 8299 6000 as soon as possible so that we can provide the court with all relevant information to assist in persuading them not to disqualify you.