Totting bans penalty point ban
I wish to know how long penalty points stay on my driving licence..I have 3 speeding offences.
Offence SP30 14/10/07 3 points
Offence SP3027/9/08 3 points
Offence MS9024/6/09 6 point
I have today received a speeding notice for an alleged offence on Sunday 28/3.
Points remain effective on your licence for three years from the date of offence. The court look at whether the offences were within three years of each other when assessing how many points should be taken into account.
This means that your oldest points drop off the licence on the 13.10 10. Therefore you will be at risk of a totting ban for 12 months as a result of the new offence irrespective of when you eventually get dealt with at court. You can avoid the ban by either defending the allegation or by persuading the court that you have a strong exceptional hardship argument.
If you have a court hearing date call 01626 359800
Clarke v CPS 2013 EWHC 366 (Admin)
It's not easy to defend a speeding allegation and its becoming increasingly difficult with cases like this.
A new client came to us after being banned by the Magistrates for 6 months. He had accumulated 12 points within 3 years and the Magistrates court banned him for 6 months. The client tried to argue exceptional hardship on his own and the court rejected his argument.
Our client instructed us to represent him at court when he was charged with overloading a hired minibus. He had hired the minibus as he had his extended family visiting for a holiday. At the same time builders were refurbishing his house and asked him if he could help them collect some extra sand and cement. Our client agreed and they went with him to the DIY shop to collect the materials.