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I HAVE BEEN CAUGHT DRIVING WHILST DISQUALIFIED
GENERAL If you are DISQUALIFIED FROM DRIVINGÂ you must not drive a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or public place for the length of your ban. Â This includes controlling a vehicle that is being towed.
PROCEDURE IF DRIVE WHILST DISQUALIFIED Driving whilst disqualified is an arrestable offence so you are likely to be taken to a Police station and detained in a cell until you can be interviewed and processed. Once charged for driving whilst disqualified you will ordinarily be BAILEDÂ unless of course you are a serial offender with a history on not complying with bail in the past.
DEFENCES FOR DRIVING WHILST DISQUALIFIED The offence of driving whilst disqualified is a strict liability offence which means it is no defence for you to say you did not know of the disqualification.
However, if it is agreed that you did not know about the disqualification, through no fault of your own, you would have good grounds to argue SPECIAL REASONSÂ to avoid a further disqualification.
Of course, this does not stop you arguing factually for the disqualified offence that
- You were not driving at the time of the alleged disqualifiedÂ offence
- You were not disqualified at the time of the alleged offence
PENALTY FOR DISQUALIFIED
- Further mandatoryÂ disqualified for driving
- Up to 6 months in prison for driving whilst disqualified.
- Victim surcharge