Have you been charged with driving without a license?

If you’ve been accused of driving without a valid license, then get in contact with us.

We may be able to help you to fight your conviction once we’ve discussed the particular circumstances involved.

In order to be in charge of a motor vehicle in the United Kingdom, a driver must be in possession of a valid license which has been issued to them specifically by the DVLA. It is a criminal offence to drive a vehicle without a valid licence on public roads. The licence that is held must also be appropriate for the vehicle which is being driven.

Driving without a license can be classified in a number of different ways. Offences include driving without any license at all, driving with a license which has been revoked for any reason (e.g. on medical grounds) or driving whilst only in possession of a provisional licence and without the required supervision. When supervising a driver who only has a provisional license, the supervisor must be over the age of 21 and have at least 3 years of driving experience.

When driving a vehicle without a full driving license, the vehicle must be equipped with “L” plates to denote that the vehicle is being controlled by a learner. Failing to meet these criteria can lead to a conviction.

Penalties for Driving without a Licence in the United Kingdom

The penalty for driving without a licence is variable, depending on the nature of the offence. Standard penalties normally involve between 3-6 penalty points being applied to a license and fine of up to £1,000. Offenders may also be banned from obtaining a full license for a limited period of time. Those who receive this type of driving conviction may also find that their insurance premiums rise.

Convictions for Driving without a License

You should only suffer the consequences of driving without a licence if you are convicted of the offence. Alleged offenders are able to challenge potential sanctions if a case is made against them.

If you have been accused of driving without a valid license, then a legal professional may be able to help you to fight the conviction. Alternatively, they may be able to help you to argue that special circumstances should lead to a reduction in any sanctions which are going to be levelled against you.

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