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Driving Document Offences
If you have been accused of committing a document offence, contact the expert motoring solicitors at JMW today. You may think you have no option but to accept any of the charges or penalties coming your way; however, this is not necessarily the case and we could help you find another solution.
Speak to our highly experienced team of lawyers today to find out more about how we can help with any driving document offences you are facing. Simply call us on 0800 804 8159 or complete our online enquiry form and we will give you a call back at a time convenient for you.
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To be able to legally drive a vehicle in the UK, you must have a valid driving licence, MOT and insurance policy. If you are found to be driving without any one of these, you could receive a very serious punishment, such as:
- A fine
- Penalty points
We understand that facing charges of any kind can be extremely daunting, but you do not have to go through it on your own. At JMW, we are able to help you defend a wide range of document offences, including:
Regardless of how you wish to plead, the team at JMW can help you to secure the outcome you are hoping for. We are highly experienced in all aspects of motoring law and will provide the expert guidance you need at what can be a particularly troubling time.
If you want to plead not guilty to the allegation, we can help you build a robust defence, leaving no stone unturned in our analysis of the prosecution's evidence and procedures followed by police.
If you want to plead guilty, we will use all of our expertise to prepare effective mitigation that can significantly improve the chances of the court being lenient and you receiving a less severe penalty than expected.
If you are found to be driving without a licence, you could face a maximum fine of £1,000, between three and six penalty points and a discretionary driving ban, while driving without a valid MOT certificate can carry a £30 fixed penalty notice or, should the matter go to court, you could face a maximum fine of £1,000.
Should you be found to be driving without insurance, you may find you are presented with a penalty of between six and eight penalty points and a sizeable fine, up to a maximum of £5,000. In the most serious of cases, you could also face a disqualification of up to 12 months, while the police also have the authority to seize and maybe even destroy your vehicle.
Given the severity of the penalties you could face, it is imperative that you seek the right legal help should you ever find yourself accused of a driving documents offence.
At JMW, we have years of experience providing legal advice and support to clients before, during and after legal proceedings have been brought against them.
We will support you throughout your case and will provide the expert guidance you need to ensure you are in the best possible position as you go through the required legal proceedings, regardless of how you wish to plead.
Partner and Head of Department
Business Crime, Regulation & Driving Offences