• Road Traffic Offences

Exceeding 12 Penalty Points

If you accumulate 12 or more penalty points on your license within a three year period you are liable to be disqualified from driving for at least 6 months, this is known as a 'totting up' disqualification. 

  • Will I lose my license?

    The Court have a discretion not to disqualify, this is commonly known as an exceptional hardship argument. We can assist you in putting forward your case and we will strive to obtain the most lenient penalty available on your behalf.

  • I have exceeded 12 points, what should I do?

    It is imperative that you contact a specialist solicitor as soon as possible in order to have the best possible chance of avoiding a disqualification. There are circumstances where disqualification can be avoided and we may be able to put forward an argument before the Court on your behalf in order to obtain a more preferred outcome to that of disqualification.

A driving ban can have a serious detrimental effect not only on your personal life, but also on your family and your career. Many people who face a driving ban, could, as a consequence of the ban, lose their jobs and livelihood.

The starting point for exceeding 12 points is a disqualification but there are circumstances where disqualification can be avoided. It is possible that you may be able to maintain your license even if you exceed the 12 penalty point threshold for disqualification. This can be achieved by demonstrating to the Courts that a ban would lead to exceptional hardship.

If you are facing a driving disqualification due to exceeding 12 points, our road traffic offence specialist, Ghaz Iqbal, can assist you and provide you with legal advice and will represent you in Court if the circumstances of your case require representation. Ghaz Iqbal is meticulous in preparing and representing before the Court on behalf of his clients.

If you would like any more information on a 'totting up' disqualifications please contact Ghaz Iqbal on 0113 200 7413 or by e-mail.

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