Drink driving without a licence

Driving without a licence can have serious implications, but if you’re caught drink or drug driving without a licence, you’re going to need the very best legal support. That’s where we come in. If you find yourself in this situation, call us today or read some of the helpful information below.

What we do

Everyone has the right to specialist legal advice and representation. Our experienced team of specialist solicitors have years of experience in defending drink and drug allegations. We can explain what is likely to happen in your case, without all the legal jargon.

Driving without a licence

  • Driving without a licence is an offence that carries three to six penalty points and a fine of up to £1000.
  • If you have a provisional licence, the law requires you to be accompanied by an appropriate person and display L plates.
  • An appropriate person is someone who holds a full licence, has held a full driving license for at least three years and is over 21 years of age.
  • The courts also have discretionary powers, meaning they can ban you from obtaining a full licence for a set period of time.

Drink or Drug driving without a licence

If you are driving without a licence, and get caught over the prescribed limit, you could face a serious penalty, you may even go to jail. This is because the lack of a licence is treated as a serious aggravating factor. The Magistrates’ Sentencing Guidelines specifically make reference to the seriousness of drink or drug driving without a licence.

Every case is different and penalties are wide ranging, so if you would like to discuss your individual circumstances, please call us immediately. By avoiding a conviction, you can avoid all potential penalties, including jail.

Did you know?

  • One out of every 40 drivers on UK roads is unlicensed according to a survey undertaken by the Automobile Association (AA).This figure includes drivers who have been disqualified, provisional licence holders and motorists who have never held any type of licence.
  • If you get caught driving without a licence many insurers will deem your insurance invalid, which means you could also get penalised for driving without insurance.
  • The legal limit in an alcohol breath test is 35 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath (µg%).

How we can help

We’ve have achieved a 92% success rate when defending drink and drug driving cases. Collectively we’ve got over 30 years of experience defending drink and drug driving cases.

We can lend a helping hand. Our team of specialist solicitors have successfully defended countless drink and drug driving allegation. Contact us today for free, no obligation advice. Call 0151 422 8020 now or request a callback.

Legal disclaimer*** –  This is not legal advice, please contact our experts for accurate information and feedback relating to your specific situation. Every case is different and must be assessed on an individual basis.

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