Driving without a License

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You must hold the correct licence to drive on UK roads. The type of licence you need depends on the vehicle you would like to use. It is a very severe offence to operate an automobile without a licence; you can face hefty fines and penalties if found doing it. 

All types of road vehicle users, except cyclists, need to hold a UK licence, and the police force can skilfully identify drivers who do not own a driving licence. Risking driving without a licence, even the shortest distance, is merely not worth it. 

Rules for Learner Drivers 

If you want to drive before you pass your driving test, you can apply for a provisional licence. The licence can be used by drivers who are learning to drive, but they must be accompanied by a driver with at least three years of driving experience after passing their test and be over 21. Learner drivers must also display L plates on their cars and have valid learner car insurance. 

Penalties for driving without a licence.

Driving without a licence comes with some pretty hefty charges and penalties. The fines can vary depending on the severity of the offence; you can get 3-6 penalty points on your licence and even face an up to £1000 fine. For more severe offences, you can even face disqualifications from driving; the length can depend on the severity of the offence, and whether you have committed similar violations before this one. 

We understand that driving is a remarkably essential everyday task to many people; a driving ban can pose a huge inconvenience to your daily life, especially if you rely on driving.

That is why if you have experienced fines, penalties and disqualifications, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side Scotland. 

Common examples of driving without licence offences 

Being caught driving without a licence is not as simple as it sounds. There is a range of offences that can be classed as driving without a licence, the most common driving without licence offences include: 

  • Driving without an eligible licence for your particular vehicle
  • Driving without a licence after you got disqualified
  • Driving without informing the DVLA of your particular disability
  • Driving when your licence has been cancelled for medical reasons
  • Learner drivers without L plates or accompanying experienced drivers can face similar penalties

The offences for driving without a licence after being disqualified from driving can be very severe; you can face 6 points on your licence, an unlimited fine and a further driving disqualification. For more severe offences, you can face even six months of imprisonment. 

Have you been caught driving without a licence? We can help

We understand that driving without a licence is a severe offence that can come with some heavy consequences that are likely to impact your life for a long time. Our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side Scotland will ensure to take care of your case in the best possible manner. We will stand by your side if you are required to go to court and make sure that you are well aware of the process throughout. There is a range of defences that are used to help ease or avoid motoring penalties; we will ensure that you are well informed of all your options.

Have you been charged with a motoring offence?

If you have been charged with a motoring offence or just simply need advice, contact our friendly team now for a free consultation. Our solicitors have years of experience in motoring offences, and we will ensure you are well informed of your possible options and the best options for you to take. 

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