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       Reduction in driving ban after 2 years...

If you receive a period of disqualification of over two years, you may apply to the court to have the ban reduced once you have served at least two years (if ban less than 4 years) or 50% (if ban between 4 and 10 years).  If you have been subject to a second ban period, it is quite common for the court to pass a driving ban of over two years.  For people convicted of drink driving for second time within 10 years, it is mandatory for the court to disqualify for at least three years.  

Marcus Croskell is an experienced defence lawyer based in Ipswich who can assist you make your application to the court to seek a removal of the disqualification and represent you at the hearing to reduce the ban.  He can be contacted for an initial FREE legal enquiry by EMAIL HERE 

       How easy is it to get the driving ban lifted?

The courts will not simply reduce any period of disqualification because it is inconvenient to the applicant.  Driving ban’s are handed down for a reason, so the magistrates’ court will want good reasons for the early return of your driving licence considering a person’s character, conduct since the passing of the ban, the circumstances of the original offence and any other relevant circumstances.  Section 42(2) of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 sets down the criteria the court will consider.  The CPS invariably oppose such applications.  If you are unsuccessful, you will be prevented from renewing the application for three months.

It is therefore essential that if you are going to attempt to apply for a reduction that you receive advice and practical assistance from a defence lawyer with a particular knowledge of this area of the law.

Specialist motoring offence lawyer Marcus Croskell can assist you carefully prepare your application to persuade the court to lift the driving ban early and get you back on the road giving you the best chance of success.

If you would like some advice and assistance making an application for early return of your licence, please contact Marcus Croskell if you would like a FREE initial legal enquiry on 0843 886 2603 or contact us online here.  Please use the reference: