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If you have been the subject of a driving ban, you may be able to apply to the court that sentenced you to have your licence returned early. The Criminal Defence Solicitors at Wilford Smith, who specialise in handling road traffic cases, have many years’ experience in successfully making applications for the early removal of driving disqualifications, appearing in court regularly and using our expert advocacy and litigation skills. We will provide you with straight-forward, jargon-free advice as part of our client-focused and highly personal service, to keep you fully informed throughout the process of applying to have your licence returned.

Applications must be made in accordance with section 42 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988, meaning that you cannot apply to have your disqualification removed unless a prescribed period of time has elapsed. Depending on your circumstances, this will be one of the following:

  • two years, if your disqualification is for less than four years;
  • one half of your period of disqualification, if your disqualification is for less than 10 years but not less than four years; and
  • five years in any other case

Applications will often be opposed by the Crown Prosecution Service, but when instructing Wilford Smith’s Criminal Defence Lawyers, you can be sure that we will develop high-level strategies on your behalf through our skill, hard work and determination, giving you the best chance of having your licence returned.

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Our Criminal Defence Teams are based in Sheffield and London and assist clients throughout England and Wales. Find out more information on our fees here. Find out more information on our fees here. Contact us today on 01709 828 044 to find out how we can help.

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