Driving whilst Disqualified and the Penalties (BA10 Conviction)

Viewed by the Courts as a serious driving offence, the charge of driving whilst disqualified (penalty code BA10) can carry heavy punishments. You could be sentenced with further penalty points, a community order or even prison and a greatly lengthened ban. The charge is also known as a strict liability offence as it requires no intent, meaning you can be convicted of driving whilst disqualified even if you were unaware that you were prohibited from driving a vehicle.

You may know that you have been driving whilst disqualified. However, there are many occasions where you may have been disqualified by the courts in your absence and you are unaware you have been committing a driving whilst disqualified offence.

On the other hand, if you dispute that you were the driver it will be for the prosecution to establish proof of identification.

If you are facing prosecution for driving whilst disqualified, you may not be able to enter a not guilty plea. However, through enlisting the services of a highly experienced and knowledgeable motoring offence specialist, you will bolster your chances of receiving a lighter punishment.

Why choose Brian Koffman & Co.

We are highly experienced in defending drivers who been charged with driving whilst disqualified and have secured the best possible outcomes for clients. Through contacting a knowledgeable member of our legal team for a free consultation, we will provide you with sound advice on the best course of action to take. We will thoroughly check all the evidence against you and help with mitigation in building your defence in order to minimise the sentence handed to you.

Whilst it is possible to receive six points for this offence, it is more common for Courts to sentence disqualified drivers to an extended period of disqualification. The court would want very good reasons as to why the disqualification should not be extended. Through instructing a specialist motoring offence solicitor your chances of receiving an extended ban will greatly diminish.

Contact us today

If you have been accused of driving whilst disqualified and wish to know what to do next, please contact Brian Koffman & Co on 0161 832 3852 or submit an enquiry.