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It is an offence if a person drives, causes or permits another person to drive a motor vehicle of any class on a public road otherwise than in accordance with a licence authorizing them to drive a motor vehicle of that class.
You can be charged with driving with no licence if:
- Your Licence has expired
- You don’t have the correct entitlement to drive the vehicle
- You are a provisional licence holder but were not supervised and not displaying L plates,
- You don’t have a licence at all.
What is a full driving licence (qualified drivers)?
If a person has passed their driving test it allows them to drive vehicles in a particular group. Group 1 includes specified smaller or slower vehicles that are categorised on the driving licence. Group 2 covers the remaining categories and includes medium sized and large goods vehicles and all passenger carrying vehicles.
What is a provisional licence (learner drivers)?
It allows a person to drive a vehicle whilst supervised by a qualified driver pending them passing a theory and practical test in order that they can obtain their full driving licence. A supervising qualified driver is someone who is at least 21 years of age and has held a full driving licence for at least 3 years. The vehicle must also be displaying learner plates.
What is a new driver?
A person is classed as a new driver for 2 years after passing their driving test.
What is the maximum penalty?
- A fine of up to £1000
- 3 to 6 points or a discretionary disqualification
- The offence is non endorsable where a fully licensed driver has lost or misplaced his licence.
When would I need help from a solicitor?
- If you have a defence
- If you are unsure whether the elements of the offence are made out
- If there are special reasons not to endorse your licence or disqualify you from driving
- If you do not know what the sentencing guidelines are
- If you do not think you should be dealt with in accordance with the guidelines
- If you are a new driver and are at risk of revocation of your driving licence
- If you want a solicitor to make representations on your behalf
- If you do not want to represent yourself in court
- If you want to try and persuade the court to give you a lower number of points than the guidelines
- If you want points as opposed to a discretionary disqualification
- If you want a discretionary disqualification as opposed to points
- If you are at risk of a penalty points/totting disqualification.
Driving with No Licence – Further Information
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