Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence

Mr K was charged with Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence Instructions from client: Our client accepted that he was guilty of the offence with which he had been charged. He already had 6 penalty points on his licence. He was concerned that he might be disqualified from driving and was worried as to the impact that this would have on him and his family. Maximum Penalty: This charge carries a maximum fine of £1,000 and variable penalty points between 3 and 6. What we did: We were able to identify and advise our client very early on that if the Court took the view that this offence was so serious that they had to impose 6 penalty points then he would have to be disqualified from driving for a period of 6 months and did not appear to have any legal argument to dissuade the Court from imposing that disqualification if it came to it. We mitigated his case for him thoroughly before the Magistrates in an attempt to persuade them against imposing the maximum number of points. Outcome: After giving the case careful consideration the Magistrates imposed the minimum number of penalty points that they could. Value to our client: Mr K avoided being disqualified from driving.