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Totting Up

Are you about to accumulate 12 or more points on your driving licence?

If so, then you must instruct a specialist motoring lawyer to represent you.  Accumulating 12 or more points on your driving will result in you being disqualified from driving for a minimum of 6 months!  Don’t let yourself fall within this strict rule of law.

Contact Just Motor Law today to discover how we can help you protect your licence.  It costs you nothing to see if you have a case.  Fill in our contact form above and we will tell you how we can help.

So what does the law actually say?

Any person who receives a total of 12 or more penalty points on their driving licence within the 3 year period, must be disqualified from driving for a minimum period of 6 months.  This is also known as “totting up”.

The court must impose the disqualification unless they can be satisfied that in a person’s particular circumstances, there are ground for mitigating the normal consequences and can find reasons on the balance of probabilities not to disqualify at all.  This is known as exceptional hardship.

What are the effects of Totting Up?

Totting up and being disqualified from driving can have devastating effects on most people’s lives, not just personally but on their families and possibly even their employers.

In considering the effects of totting you should ask yourself the following questions:

  • If you were to lose your driving licence, would you lose your job? 
  • Would your business and employee’s be out of work?
  • Would your family survive with the loss of your income?
  • Will you and your family lose your home?
  • Are there other people who rely on your ability to drive?
  • Would other people suffer if you lost your driving licence? 
If you can answer yes to any of the above questions then retaining your driving licence is vital. 

How can we help?

Contact Just Motor Law today for advice on your case.  We are experts in this field and know what types of situations can lead to a successful Exceptional Hardship argument. We will discuss your case and all of the circumstances with you in detail and advise you what arguments could be put forward on your behalf in an aim to SAVE YOUR DRIVING LICENCE.

It is important that all appropriate evidence supporting your suggestion that exceptional hardship would be caused is put before the Court. We recommend you contact us as soon as possible so that we can advise you on what is required and what would be required in advance of the hearing date.

The onus is upon you to establish that Exceptional Hardship would be caused.  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 what the Court may take into account. We are experts in presenting this argument to the Court and have a proven track record in persuading the Court they should not ban in these circumstances.

Examples of Exceptional Hardship
  • Loss of livelihood.  A disqualification from driving would result in you losing your job which would in turn mean you were unable to pay your household bills and provide for your family
  • A child or elderly relative depends on you having your driving licence to regularly take them to hospital appointments.  They would be nobody else to do this and public transport is not an option.  Hardship would therefore be suffered to another person
  • You are disabled and need your driving licence to get about
The above are only a few examples of where exceptional hardship can be found. We will be able to advise you on your particular circumstances and whether they could amount to exceptional hardship. 

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.

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.