Didn’t Know Licence Was Revoked

Question:

Hi, I was stopped last month as a random stop by the police and he did the normal police checks and then he informed me that I had no valid licence as it had been revoked last year due to me being charged for driving without insurance which I knew nothing about either, so no licence or insurance.

In 2008 December I was given 3 points for stopping in a pelican controlled area then I was informed the system said I had no insurance so I was told to produce in 7 days.

I went and said to my knowledge I was insured my mom and dad paid it for me and to my knowledge I was insured. I was told by person on reception if the case was to be taken forward you will be informed. I never heard anything.

I moved out of my then house in July x and still hadn’t received and correspondence of anybody from police or court, I was then stopped in June x and told by the police officer the system shows you have no licence as it had been revoked due to me being charged for driving without insurance which I was charged with 6 points which meant under the new drivers act my licence had been revoked.

I knew nothing of any of this. so I have been charged for driving without a licence even though I knew nothing about it. I have received a summons to go to court over this matter can you help me?

Paula Says:

I can help you with this matter.

Its sounds as though you were convicted in your absence and the court imposed 6 penalty points.

Because you did not engage, the DVLA have revoked your licence.

You may get another no insurance charge this time which will put you at risk of a totting ban for 6 months if convicted. The police may argue that the lack of a licence invalidates your insurance.

If you would like my help then please come back to me. I would charge a fixed fee to deal with an exceptional hardship argument if you are facing a totting ban. (see our fees here)

We may be able to reopen the old case and get the 6 points off by making a special reasons argument. This would lift the revocation going forward. The fee includes your representation at court – come back to me if I can help further and we can talk.

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