Driving whilst Disqualified

Driving whilst Disqualified


Under Section 103 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 a person is guilty of this offence if they knowingly drive a motor vehicle whilst disqualified from driving. It is also an offence to obtain a license whilst disqualified from doing so.

To be found guilty of this offence, it must be proven that you were driving a motor vehicle at the time.


This offence carries a minimum 6 point endorsement. A further disqualification is discretionary.

For more serious offences not only can you be fined, but you may be subjected to a community order. The most serious offences can result in custodial sentences of upto 26 weeks as well as extended periods of disqualification on top of the outstanding period you may already be serving.

How we can assist:

Our solicitors have successfully mitigated for their clients to assist them in avoiding custodial sentences for repeat offences. It is important for the Court to understand your position and reasons for potentially committing this offence and whether any “special reasons”.

The Prosecution must be able to prove that you were driving. We are not afraid to take matters to trial and put the prosecution to proof. If they cannot prove beyond reasonable doubt that you were driving at the time of the alleged offence, you cannot be found guilty.

Contact us immediately if you have received any court summons or been asked to attend the police station.