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EARLY REMOVAL OF DRIVING DISQUALIFICATION - APPLYING FOR DRIVING LICENCE EARLY AFTER BAN

If you have been banned from driving, you may be wondering if there’s any way of getting your licence back early? There is!

With our help, it is possible to achieve the Early Removal of a Driving Disqualification.

Being disqualified from driving does not necessarily mean that you have to serve the full term of the driving disqualification. With expert assistance from specialist Motoring Offence Solicitors, it may be possible for your disqualification to be removed so that you can start driving again.

You can even apply for the Early Return of your Driving Licence if you have been banned for drink driving.

There are a number of situations where you may be able to apply for ‘Early Removal of Disqualification’ and get your licence back early, depending on how long you were banned for and your situation, we may be able to apply to the Court to help you.

You can apply for the Early Removal of a Driving Ban if you were disqualified for 4 years and 2 years of the disqualification have now passed. If you have been disqualified for between 4 and 10 years, you must wait until at least half of your disqualification is served before you can apply. In any other case, 5 years is the minimum disqualification term that must have been served.

The application will be considered by the Court, and special consideration will surround an applicant’s character, their conduct after disqualification, the nature of the offence and any other mitigating circumstances.

The court has the power to remove a disqualification if they consider it appropriate. It is also at the Court’s discretion to either grant the removal of a disqualification immediately or to grant it from a specific date in the future. If the application is refused it can be renewed not less than 3 months after the previous application.

In the case of a disqualification for an offence such as dangerous driving, which requires a driver to pass an extended driving test at the end of their disqualification before they can drive again, there is nothing to prevent a Court removing the disqualification early so that the process of taking the extended test can, therefore, begin sooner.

James Hurst
James Hurst
17:52 25 May 22
I approached Brian due to totting up points on my licence. Three more points could have resulted in me being disqualified from driving and as a Courier this would have cost me my Livelihood.Brian... decided that the best route to take would be to enter a plea of exceptional hardship. He explained everything clearly and guided me through the process whilst reducing the considerable stress I was under.His efforts secured me the best possible outcome. Not only did I keep my licence, I also received the lowest possible fine.I can't recommend Brian highly enough and would urge anyone in similar circumstances to contact Brian Koffman & Co Solicitors without hesitation.Thank you Brian.read more
eleanor perretta
eleanor perretta
15:48 23 May 22
I have just contacted Brian to get some advice regarding a motoring offence - as the website indicates they pride themselves on these cases.It was my first experience of having a penalty of this... nature and was looking to instruct a solicitor to gain some advice on the best steps.He was incredibly blunt and rude. He compared my enquiry to the likes of a doctor seeing a patient with no knowledge of the symptoms? Despite me being on the phone to answer any questions regarding the offence in question.Completely bizarre and rude, with him then hanging up on me.read more
Surojit Sen
Surojit Sen
18:53 31 Mar 22
I would like to say a big Thank to Mr Brian Koffman. I’m so pleased to say that he has dealt my case so well. I had no prior experience to attend the court in my life. He made me everything clear... about what I will be expecting on my hearing. He explained everything step by step which has definitely helped me a lot.He is such a brilliant lawyer. He made me win the case. He is very professional, honest and an experience lawyer. I do highly recommend him. I’m giving him 5 stars. Thanks a lot.read more
Kell h
Kell h
19:53 24 Feb 22
Excellent solicitor very good at what he does. yes I would recommend, outstanding results in the court room very inpressed. thank you Brian.
Shohib Shah
Shohib Shah
13:01 17 Feb 22
Where do I start from I mean It was a fantastic experience, Mr koffmans level of service and professionalism is just at very high level and would recommend them to everyone and just can't thank him... enoughread more
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Ahdil Hussain
02:39 10 Feb 22
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spencer orme
12:17 20 Dec 21
Brian was fantastic with his services, his professionalism, his extensive knowledge put me at ease. Everything he did was to the absolute best of his ability. I can’t thank him enough for... representing me in my caseread more
Tim Gill
Tim Gill
15:37 07 Dec 21
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Steven Brown
Steven Brown
20:23 30 Nov 21
I recently enlisted the services of Brian Koffman to represent me in court for a speeding offence.Right from my first discussions with Brian I found him very friendly and highly professional.He... explained everything in detail and in an easy to understand method.In court Brian put my case forward with great experience and professionalism and we both got the outcome we hoped for.I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Brian to anyone.read more
Hamid Mian
Hamid Mian
16:48 18 Nov 21
I needed immediate legal assistance regarding a recent motoring offence. Mr. Brian was very professional and talked me through the case and my options. I would highly recommend to anyone in need of... legal advice.read more
Cameron Bruce
Cameron Bruce
19:24 18 Oct 21
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Shananay Watson
Shananay Watson
16:10 13 Oct 21
I searched endless for a trusted motoring solicitor and couldnt find anyone i deemed suitable until B.Koffman & Co.In recent months Mr. Koffman has dealt with everything associated with my Fathers... case from phonecalls to documentation ect.Upon first meeting Mr. Koffman explained in detail what repercussions my Father could face as a result of his driving offences, following our understand Mr. Koffman immediately turned his attention to how he could help.With afew meetings and several telephone calls a decision was made on how to proceed, following this Mr. Koffman travelled to us in order to attend court & won our case!I cannot recommend him enough, everything was done to perfection and no stone was left unturned.5* absolutely.If ever you have a motoring issue Mr. Koffman is the man to see.We have already recommended him to friends and will continue to do so.Thank you again Mr. Koffmanread more
Emma Bingham
Emma Bingham
18:12 24 Sep 21
I went to Brian when I received a letter due to a driving offence. He fully explain what I was being charged with and the options that were available to me. Brian represented me in court and in the... end managed to achieve a better than expected outcome. I would have no hesitation in recommending Brian to anyone and highly recommend.read more
Andrew Ritchie
Andrew Ritchie
14:53 28 Jul 21
I cannot thank Brian enough for the amount of commitment he put in to my case! He was able to explain the court process in simple terms, and I felt at ease knowing that someone so highly professional... was dealing with my case. His advice resulted in the case being dropped and it ended in my favour. After my experience I would definitely recommend Brian, as he handled everything so efficiently. If anyone is looking for a motoring and criminal law solicitor that goes above and beyond, Brian is YOUR MAN!read more
Chris Edward
Chris Edward
13:47 06 Jul 21
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Ged Cosgrove
18:17 13 Jun 21
I have had to use Brian’s services on a few occasions and have also recommended his services to clients, friends and family. I have always found Brian to be professional In my dealings with him, he... explains everything in layman’s terms and has always advised as to the right course of action. I have never been disappointed and have always been happy with the final outcome.read more
Louis Barron
Louis Barron
14:20 11 Jun 21
I called Brian at very short notice about handling a case for me and he was incredibly helpful straight away - he clearly explained the situation and my options, and represented me at court to... prevent me having to travel across half the country.He got me the outcome I requested and I couldn't recommend him or his services highly enough. I chose him from his excellent google reviews just like this one, and now can see why he is so highly regarded!Thanks again Brian.read more
Emma Wright
Emma Wright
11:37 11 May 21
I cannot thank Brian enough for all his hard work involved in helping me get the best possible outcome for a recent motoring offence. Brian has been very responsive and articulate throughout the... whole process which has made me feel at ease knowing I am dealing with a professional at the scary time of preparing for and going to court. I will recommend Brian to anyone who needs a professional to help them with any motoring offences.Hopefully, I never need to use you again, but if I do, you will definitely be the solicitor I use.Thank you again for helping me.read more
Andrea Lumb
Andrea Lumb
10:59 23 Apr 21
I have recently had the pleasure of dealing with Brian regarding a motoring offence for a close friend of mine. Brian has been amazing throughout the whole process with regular and clear... communication. Brian is professional and extremely knowledgeable in his field of expertise. Furthermore, and more importantly, Brian managed to get my friend the best possible outcome that we just didn’t think was possible. Hopefully, I never have to use Brian personally, however if I do commit a motoring offence, he will definitely be the man I call. I have already referred a family member of mine to Brian as I know he will be taken care of.Brian, thank you once again for all your hard work which in turn gave us the best possible outcome.read more
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APPLY FOR THE EARLY RETURN OF YOUR LICENCE

The application for removing a driving disqualification must be made to the Magistrates’ or Crown Court, (whichever handed down the initial driving disqualification). The application can only be heard once the minimum period of disqualification has been served.

An influential and compelling case must be presented to the Court. The Court will want to understand and evaluate changes to individual circumstances which may give good cause for returning your licence early.

The Court will consider the following:

  • Your conduct and character subsequent to the conviction. 
  • The nature and severity of the original driving offence.
  • Any other relevant Personal circumstances (this may also include a change in circumstances to people who depend on you and your ability to drive).

HOW DO WE HELP TO BUILD YOUR CASE?

Although being disqualified from driving can have major repercussions on your personal and working life, the courts are not easily satisfied and must be suitably convinced to reduce the term of the driving disqualification originally sentenced.

Your case must be strong, and arguments must be persuasive. Such arguments can include aspects that relate to:

  • Family Issues – Changes to circumstances surrounding family responsibilities, i.e. family breakdown with children who require you to be able to drive.
  • Health Issues – If you or a member of your family develop health problems that may mean driving again becomes an absolute necessity.
  • Employment Opportunities – The offer of a new job is reliant on your ability to hold a driver’s licence.

The examples above provide only a sample of the types of arguments that can be made in the hope of having some bearing on the Court’s final decision.

WILL MY APPLICATION FOR THE EARLY REMOVAL OF DISQUALIFICATION BE CHALLENGED?

Applications are usually opposed by the Crown Prosecution Service. It is therefore crucial that you seek expert legal advice and representation from a specialist driving offence solicitor. At Motoring Offence solicitors, we are widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading forces in helping clients to defend driving offence charges, and in dealing with sentencing following convictions, such as appeals and in terms of having sentences (such as driving bans) reduced.

Restrictions exist in terms of re-applying to have your driving disqualification term reduced if an early application fails, this also makes it prudent to seek expert legal support to ensure your initial application has the best chance of success. If an application does fail, you must wait a further 3 months before seeking to apply again.

If you want to apply for early removal of a driving disqualification then Motoring Offence Solicitors can offer you a premium privately funded service, giving you the best chance to get your licence back. We will provide you with a frank opinion on whether we think your application can be successful and if you decide to proceed with your application, we can offer you a fixed fee for our representation.

CAN I APPEAL TO A DIFFERENT COURT?

No, this is not possible. The application needs to be lodged at the Court where you received your original conviction. The Application for removal of your disqualification will be heard at this court, but it may not be the same judge.

DO I HAVE TO ATTEND COURT TO MAKE AN APPLICATION FOR THE EARLY REMOVAL OF DISQUALIFICATION?

Yes, it is in your best interests to attend Court in person. This provides the best means to persuade the court positively, as you are there in person to appeal to their better judgement.

Remember, we must persuade the Courts, on balance, that your disqualification should be removed earlier than originally stipulated and for the greater good, and that such a decision will not be detrimental in any way to society at large. You being in court in person to give evidence is integral to what we will be trying to achieve.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EARLY REMOVAL OF DISQUALIFICATION AND AN APPEAL?

An appeal against a driving disqualification and an application to have a driving disqualification removed early are two separate matters. If convicted of any driving offence you have 21 days in which you can launch an appeal against the conviction itself or the sentence handed down.

In the eyes of the law, an application for the early removal of disqualification is not an appeal, after all, in such a situation, you have been convicted and will have already served at least 2 years of a driving ban.

The application process open to you is to request that the Court gives consideration for you to present a case as to why you now need your driving licence back.

You can find more information about appealing a driving conviction here.

WHY CHOOSE MOTORING OFFENCE SOLICITORS?

We are highly experienced in dealing with cases involving applications for the removal of disqualifications and understand the process of how to prepare and present such a case.  We have helped countless drivers to get their disqualifications removed and we are confident we can do the same for you. 

We understand that you will be eager to get back on the road as quickly as possible and we can submit the application before the minimum disqualification period has been served to ensure that it will be considered by the Court at the earliest possible opportunity. 

We understand the need to present to the Court the full details about your character, your conduct since the conviction and other factors affecting yourself and others and we will present a fully prepared case and argue it vigorously on your behalf.

CONTACT US TODAY

If you have been disqualified from driving for 2 years or more and are seeking expert advice on how to get your disqualification removed, Please contact Brian Koffman at Motoring Offence Solicitors

We offer the very best privately funded legal representation to clients who are hoping for Early Removal of a Driving Ban right across the UK. 

Call our team today on 0161 832 3852 or complete the enquiry form below.

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