Need Help With A Document Offence?
Driving without a license and without an MOT certificate are motoring offences. It is also an offence if you do not provide copies of the documents to the police upon request.
- Driving without a driving license carried a maximum fine of £1,000 and between 3 to 6 penalty points and a discretionary driving ban.
- Driving without a valid MOT certificate carried a £30 fixed penalty notice, or, if the matter goes to court, a maximum fine of £1,000.
If the police stop you whilst in your vehicle, you may be asked to produce your driving license or a valid MOT certificate. If at the time of the police’s request, you do not have the requested documents, the police will provide you with a HORT/1 also known as a ‘producer’. Upon being provided with a HORT/1, you will have 7 days within which to provide the requested documents to your local police station. If these are not provided to the police within 7 days you will be charged with driving without a license and/or MOT certificate, even if you do in fact have the documents.
If you are charged with an offence it is important that you seek legal advice as soon as you possibly can. Our specialist solicitor Ghaz Iqbal will be able to assist you with any queries that you have, contact Ghaz now on 0113 200 7413.