Exceptional Hardship

Exceptional Hardship Explained

If you acquire 12 or more penalty points on your driving licence over a three-year period, you will face a disqualification from driving under the ‘totting up’ provisions  for a minimum period of six months. Moore Motoring Law can help – call us today for FREE initial legal advice – 0115 7841 588

What is Exceptional Hardship?

The court has a discretion to disqualify you for less than six months or not at all if the magistrates find it would cause you or another person ‘exceptional’ hardship. This is more than just hardship or inconvenience. Exceptional Hardship may be found if:-

  • You may lose your job or business;
  • Other people may lose their jobs if you are disqualified from driving;
  • Family members are reliant upon you to drive them to medical appointments;
  • Children need you to drive them to school or other activities;
  • Any other relevant circumstances.

Any argument for Exceptional Hardship put to the Court must show that a minimum six month driving ban will have a serious detriment to livelihood or to those who are dependent upon you for care or financial support.

Preparation of an Exceptional Hardship Argument

Moore Motoring Law will take a detailed history from you about all of your circumstances and will be able to advice if an exceptional hardship argument could be successful in your case.  We know the questions to ask so that your case is as detailed as possible – often including information you may not think could help your case.

We will ask for evidence of how any driving ban will affect you or others. This may include a letter from your employer detailing the impact upon your job, a schedule of your mileage, a letter from your accountant, a letter from a family member explaining the impact upon them and medical reports. It is vital that you are properly prepared with all relevant supporting evidence and we will help you every step of the way.

Success Rate

Our experienced solicitors are used to  preparing exceptional hardship cases  and know how to present your case in Court in the best possible way.  We are prepared, punctual and professional and have a very high success rate. Please read our 5 * Google Reviews. Please call 0115 7841 588

Previous Exceptional Hardship Arguments

It is important to note that if you successfully relied on an exceptional hardship argument and then within three years find that you are facing another disqualification due to totting up, you will not be able to rely on the same set of facts that you relied upon on the previous occasion.  It really is important that you seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity if this is the case as we can help – 0115 7841 588

Don’t risk your licence or your livelihood, speak to our expert motoring law team today for FREE initial advice on 0115 784 1588

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