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Brilliant Legal Representation

“I was recently represented by Kang & Co Solicitors for a drink driving charge. From the initial telephone call it was clear that Kang & Co were experts in this field. They provided sound advice and diligently guided me through the process leading up to the court case. Through their legal representation I was able to avoid a community order and receive the best possible outcome for my case .”

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Flawless Legal Help

“They had very little time to go ahead with getting all valid documents needed for my case, they were extremely efficient and great at calming me and keeping me updated with my case and it’s details with interviews and courtrooms to appear in, overall great experience with kang and co, I came out with a 2 year suspended sentence instead of a 1 year custodial sentence for GBH without intent. I now get to spend the time caring for my nan and helping with my family’s needs.”

L. Roddis, TrustPilot

Kang & Co Solicitors is a truly specialist high-end law firm providing legal advice and representation for all matters involving Criminal Law and Driving Offences. We are ranked as a top tier law firm by The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partner’s prestigous law guides.

Our head office is located at 1 Victoria Square in Birmingham City Centre and we offer our services throughout England and Wales on a private fee-paying basis. We also have an office at 330 High Holborn in London and another office in central Milton Keynes. We are frequently instructed by individuals and businesses nationwide.

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Birmingham Office

1 Victoria Square
Birmingham
West Midlands
B1 1BD

330 High Holborn Kang and Co Solicitors London

London Office

330 High Holborn
Holborn
London
WC2A 1HL

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Milton Keynes Office

The Pinnacle
Midsummer Boulevard
Milton Keynes
MK9 1BP

Business Hours

Monday – Friday
09:00 – 17:00
Weekends/Bank Holidays
Closed

Meetings at our offices are by Appointment Only

Driving Whilst Disqualified Solicitors

Specialist driving offence legal team to advice and represent on Driving Whilst Disqualified cases. Top ranked law firm by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

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If you are being accused or have been charged with the offence of Driving Whilst Disqualfied, then it is important you seek initial legal advice. Our specialist motoring offence team have plenty of experience at defending clients who have been charged with the offence of Driving Whilst Disqualified.

Should you wish to aquire specialist advice and / or representation for this offence, contact our Driving Offence team on 0330 818 9825 or by filling out our contact form and one of our legal team will offer an initial telephone assessment and fixed fee quoation for your case.

Kang & Co Solicitors is recognised as a leading law firm in the UK by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 law guides for motoring defence.

What is the law regarding driving whilst disqualified?

The offence of driving whilst disqualified is contained in section 103, Road Traffic Act 1988.

A person is guilty of driving whilst disqualified if they drive a motor vehicle on a road or public place whilst disqualified from holding a licence.

If the Court has ordered a driving disqualification, you must not drive a motor vehicle until that disqualification has been served. In certain circumstances, the Court may have also added a requirement to complete an extended re-test before driving. If the Court has ordered an extended re-test, a motorist must also successfully pass the extended re-test before driving.

The prosecution must prove that you were driving a motor vehicle and that you were serving a driving disqualification at the time you were stopped in order to secure a conviction for driving whilst disqualified.

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Chambers Top Ranked Law Firm

Our law firm is ranked amongst the top tier of law firms in the United Kingdom with a Band A ranking in the category of Crime (this includes Driving Offences), the highest ranking that can achieved in the Chambers Guide.

Legal 500 Leading Firm

The Legal 500 guide describes Kang & Co Solicitors as being “well adept at tailoring its resources to an individual case and investing heavily for the client. Legal advice is honest and the team always takes into consideration the views of the client.”

What happens if you are caught driving whilst disqualified?

If you are caught driving whilst disqualified, you may be arrested and interviewed at the police station, and subsequently charged under section 103 of the Road Traffic Act 1988.

What must the prosecution prove in order to secure a conviction for driving whilst disqualified?

In these types of cases, a person is usually stopped by the police or the police have attended the scene of a collision and a person may subsequently be arrested.

The prosecution will need to prove the following:

  1. There was an active disqualification in place at the time you were stopped/suspected of driving.
  2. Evidence that you were driving.

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Why Choose Kang & Co Solicitors?

  • Competitive Legal Fees

  • Honest Legal Advice

  • National Legal Representation

  • No Obligation Initial Telephone Assessment

AGREED FEE DRIVING OFFENCE LAWYERS

 Our Agreed Fees for Motoring Offence cases start from;

£1,800 + VAT

Sentencing powers for driving whilst disqualified?

This is a very serious motoring offence that the Court can impose a severe sentence because in most circumstances a motorist has deliberately acted against a Court order and as such the sentence must reflect the seriousness of breaching a Court order.

If you are found guilty of driving whilst disqualified the Court can impose 6 penalty points onto your driving licence however, in most circumstances the Court will usually impose a further period of disqualification. The duration of the additional disqualification will depend upon the specific circumstances of the offence having taken into account the aggravating and mitigating features put before the Court.

It is not uncommon for the Court to impose a custodial (prison) sentence for the offence of driving whilst disqualified. The Court has the power to impose a prison sentence of up to 6 months, for this reason, it is crucial that anyone charged with this offence is represented at Court by a specialist driving offence solicitor or barrister.  

Level of Seriousness
Category 1
Category 2
Category 3
Starting Point
12 weeks’ custody
High level community order
Low level community order
Range
High Level community order – 26 weeks’ custody
Medium level community order -12 weeks’ custody
Band C fine – Medium level community order
Penalty points/disqualification
*Disqualify for 12 – 18 months for this offence (plus any additional periods as set out below)
*Disqualify for 6 – 12 months for this offence (plus any additional periods as set out below)
*Disqualify for 3 – 6 months for this offence (plus any additional periods as set out below) OR 6 points

*Disqualification To determine the overall period of disqualification –

1) determine the appropriate period of disqualification for this offence from the table above;

2) add any unexpired period of disqualification as at the date of sentence for this offence;

Where immediate custody is being imposed (for this or any other offence sentenced at the same time), to ensure that the offender serves all of the period of disqualification imposed for this offence once released from custody –

3) add a period of disqualification equivalent to half of the custodial sentence imposed. See the guidance on extending disqualification when imposing custody

Aggravating features of driving whilst disqualified

  • Period of time since the driving disqualification was imposed
  • Carrying passengers
  • Driving for reward
  • Significant distance driven
  • Evidence of bad driving

Mitigating features of driving whilst disqualified

  • Genuine emergency
  • Remorse

Our Offices

Birmingham Head Office

1 Victoria Square
Birmingham
B1 1BD

London Office

330 High Holborn
London
WC2A 1HL

Milton Keynes Office

The Pinnacle
Midsummer Boulevard
Milton Keynes, MK9 1BP

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The Legal 500 Leading Firm Crime and Driving offences

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