Driving otherwise in accordance with a licence
Hi, I’m having great difficultly getting any support with a situation I’m in. I’m due to go on trial in court on the xth for the above offence. I passed my test in x but was wrongly accused of not having insurance in 2000. I live in London but was unable to attend court in x, and was never made aware that the case proceeded in my absence. It wasn’t until sometime in 2005/06 that I was stopped by police and this came to light, I attended court with all my documents.
Licence and insurance (inc) which covered me for the x period I was wrongly accused of. The court at the time found me innocent of driving while on a revoked licence, but I have been having great difficulty getting the DVLA to talk to me regarding the matter, the keep telling me the record says revoked and that’s that. To make it worst x magistrates court say they have no record of their involvement so I’m not sure how else this could have occurred.
If you were convicted of driving without insurance in 2000 when you were a new driver and you did not attend court then I’m afraid its too late to do anything about that matter now. You needed to make a statement December in 2005 when you found out about that matter to stand any chance of getting rid of the points.
If as a result of that your licence was revoked you will be convicted of driving not in accordance with a licence.
The key to this matter would have been appealing/ getting the case reopened in 2005. It’s way too late to do anything about it now I’m afraid.