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Special Reasons

Are you pleading guilty, or worried about being convicted of a motoring offence?

This is a potentially disastrous situation. If you already have 9 points on your licence then the Court is going to ban you from driving for a minimum of 6 months (totting up). If the offence carries mandatory disqualification, then the Court is going to ban you from driving for a minimum of 12 months!

At Just Motor Law we provide the experience and expertise you need to defend your right to drive.

The law says that if a Special Reason can be found then the Court may either not endorse the penalty points on your licence, choose to disqualify you for a shorter period or exercise their discretion not to ban you from driving at all.

The law defines that a Special Reason must:

a) be a mitigating or extenuating circumstance;
b) not amount in law to a defence to the charge;
c) be directly connected to the commission of the offence; and
d) be one which the Court ought properly to take into consideration when imposing sentence.

This argument can apply to a wide variety of motoring offences such as drink driving, driving without insurance, speeding, failing to comply with traffic signs, dangerous and careless driving etc.

We know what types of situations can lead to a successful Special Reasons argument. We will discuss your case and all of the circumstances with you in detail and advise you when this is an argument that can be put forward on your behalf in an aim to protect your driving licence.

We will ensure that your case is prepared thoroughly for the Special Reasons argument. The onus is upon you to establish that there are Special Reasons and we will attend court with you and present the most forceful representations on your behalf. We will present the complex case law where appropriate that deals with different circumstances where Special Reasons are apparent.  If either of these arguments are applicable then we can ask the court not to ban you even if you are convicted of the offence.

Remember, there is always something that we can do to help and with Just Motor Law you will not face this stressful and complex situation alone.

Unsure what to do? What are you waiting for? Get in touch with the team now for FREE initial advice on your case and how we can help you.