Driving Ban Solicitors: Driving Penalties & Driver Disqualification

Disqualification following the accumulation of twelve points, known as ‘totting up’ is often the most serious scenario that any motorist could face, but disqualification can be avoided and Brian Koffman & Co. has a 96% positive result rate.

If you have been charged with a motoring offence which attracts penalty points, call us for a free no obligation discussion about your options to see if you are at risk of being disqualified.  Whether you are looking to defend the case entirely or seeking to avoid a disqualification, we can help. 

What is ‘totting up’ disqualification?

If you accumulate twelve or more points in a three year period running from the date of the first conviction to the date of the last offence, the court is obliged to disqualify for a minimum period of six months ‘unless the court is satisfied that such a disqualification would cause exceptional hardship’.  If the court finds that exceptional hardship would be caused, it can decide to either disqualify for less than six months or not disqualify at all. 

The exceptional hardship can be hardship which affects the motorist or some other person or persons. 

Defending the case

It is important to get specialist legal advice as soon as possible to give yourself the best chance of success in avoiding a disqualification.  Whether you have already been charged and are due to go to court or whether you have simply been made aware that you have been caught committing the offence and will receive a summons or postal requisition at a later date, we advise that you get in touch with us straight away. 

We are able to provide expert advice, assistance and representation.

By working with our team, we can offer you the benefits of:

  • over 40 years’ experience
  • specialisation in this field of work
  • an award winning practice
  • nationwide coverage
  • expert advocates

We will help you understand:

  • What detailed preparation needs to be undertaken, including any potential legal issues that might crop up
  • The range of options which the court has and the various arguments which can be put forward to avoid a disqualification


Contact us today 

For specialist legal advice about how to avoid being disqualified, Please contact Brian Koffman & Co on 0161 832 3852 or submit an enquiry.