Driving Without a Licence


Driving without a Licence is also referred to in law as Driving otherwise in accordance with a licence.  This offence is punishable with between 3 - 6 penalty points (or a discretionary disqualification) and a Fine up to £1000.  

We can assist any person facing an investigation or is has received a summons to attend court for this offence. 

The Law - Driving Otherwise in Accordance with a Licence

Section 87 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 stipulates that it is -

(1) an offence for a person to drive on a road a motor vehicle of any class otherwise than in accordance with a licence  authorising him to drive a motor vehicle of that class; and

(2) an offence for a person to cause or permit another person to drive on a road a motor vehicle of any class otherwise than in accordance with a licence authorising that person to drive a motor vehicle of that class. 

This offence also covers where a provisional licence holder has failed to comply with the conditions of his provisional licence - e.g. driven unaccompanied or without displaying 'L' plates. 

We can provide expert Road Traffic Legal Help - we can advise you if you have a Defence in law or have an argument of Special Reasons.

We offer a free telephone consultation for any person who faces an investigation or charge for this offence.

lucinda@ldlegalservices.co.uk  Office helpline - 01273030339