DRIVING WITHOUT A LICENCE

Driving without a licence or otherwise in accordance with a licence is a summary only offence which carries a level 3 fine £1000.

Driving not in accordance with a licence could be when you are a learner driver but are not supervised or not displaying your L plates.

Driving without a licence or otherwise than in accordance with a licence has two categories of offence:-an endorsable offence and a non-endorsable offence

Endorsable Offence

If you are not entitled to hold a driving licence or are under age or not complying with the learner requirements of a licence your driving record will be endorsed with 3-6 penalty points, a maximum fine of £1,000 and there is a discretion to disqualify.

Non-Endorsable Offence

If you are entitled to hold a licence but have lost or misplaced or where your licence has been revoked or suspended and you did not know or would not have reason to believe that your licence had been revoked you will not get your licence endorsed but would still be liable to a fine of up to £1,000.

If you have any questions about driving without a licence call one of our specialist solicitors free of charge, we will provide you with advice and steps as to what to do next even when we know you will instruct us because the level of charge is low, However, you may find that you are acquiring 12 points which may make you liable to a disqualification if that applies to you.

I have no licence and was involved in an accident where someone was fatally injured. What is the penalty?

There are offences of Causing death by driving whilst unlicensed or uninsured.

The penalty for these are much more severe than those for not having a driving licence.

The maximum penalty is 2 years imprisonment and a mandatory minimum disqualification for 12 months and a discretionary re-test.

 

I wasn't to blame would my offence be any more serious than just not having licence?

There must be a causal link between your driving and the cause of death if that does not exist then no offence will have been committed and you should just be dealt with for the lesser offence.

If you are facing an offence of causing death by driving whilst unlicensed you will be extremely anxious you should not worry a moment longer Call one of our specialist solicitors who will be able to put your mind a rest

How can Auriga Advocates help me?

  • We can help to alleviate all the worry and anxiety that facing an offence
    which involves a death can cause by giving free initial advice 


  • We will review the evidence against you meticulously and keep both the
    prosecution evidence and your defence evidence under constant review.
  • We will keep you informed every step of the way.
  • We will answer all of your questions and concerns.
  • We ensure that you get the best representation in court because we only used
    advocates we know and trust.
  • If you are pleading guilty we will ensure that you have evidence in support
    of your mitigation and expert representation to secure the best result
    possible
  • We will listen and support you all the way without extra charge
  • We will agree a fixed fee so that you have peace of mind financially and we
    also have payment options to spread the financial burden.

If I have driven without a driving licence would I be committing any other offences?

This will depend very much on  our insurance policy, but as a rule if you do not hold a driving licence your insurance policy will not cover you.  

However, this area of law is complicated some policies are what we could call voidable so are not invalid until the insurance company void the policy and they cannot void a policy retrospectively other policies will be void at inception or on breach of the terms of the insurance. It is difficult to know what applies and it is always advisable to get legal advice as to whether your policy is still valid or not.

If is not valid, you will be committing an offence of driving without insurance as well.  This carries much serious penalties.

 

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UNSURE WHAT TO DO NEXT?

If you have been involved in an accident which has resulted in someone’s death you will be feel devastated whether you are to blame or not.  If you are unsure whether you could be guilty of this offence you should speak to one our specialist solicitors who will guide you through the legal minefield and discuss your options so that you take the right route for you.  Once you have discussed your case with someone you will feel a lot better.

 

One of our legal team will be more than happy to discuss  your options and your concerns FREE OF CHARGE.  

Between us we will reach the right option for you.  

We will not charge you a penny until you instruct us to act for you and offer an instalment payment plan to make it easier for you financially.

We are confident that we can offer you the best advice and support but you do not have to take our word for it see what our clients think of us

By all means browse our website, check out our services and fees you will find we offer our services at highly  competitive rates. You do not have to pay extra for attention and support we give that naturally because we care about you and understand what a traumatic experience being charged with an offence is.

If you have been involved in an accident which has resulted in someone’s death you will be feel devastated whether you are to blame or not.  If you are unsure whether you could be guilty of this offence you should speak to one our specialist solicitors who will guide you through the legal minefield and discuss your options so that you take the right route for you.  Once you have discussed your case with someone you will feel a lot better.

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    I would like to thank Andrea for helping make the ordeal less stressful and would highly recommend her and the company to all my friends who might be in the same situation I found myself in.

    Mr S, Cheshire.

    (In this case we persuaded the police not to issue proceedings at the outset).

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