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What Does Exceptional Hardship Mean?

Over a three year period, if a driver’s licence accrues twelve points, then the driver is at risk of an immediate ban. The ban can vary in length, but the minimum ban is six months. However, there is a way that you can get out of that ban being placed on your licence. If you claim exceptional hardship, then the courts might reconsider.

What is exceptional hardship? The hardship must be clearly proven that it goes beyond what most suffer by not having their licence. There is not a true statutory definition of exceptional hardship. Rather, each court is left to make their own determination based on the information that the defendant provides to them. The defendant must prove that the situation they would be dealing with, if they are not able to drive, would be extremely severe. Evidence must be provided as well, for the court to even consider the defendant’s argument.

How would you ever go about proving exceptional hardship to the courts? In order to prove exceptional hardship, you have to have a great understanding as to what the courts are looking for. You have to know exactly what type of evidence you need to provide to them. That is where we can help, when you need to prove exceptional hardship to the courts. We have the experience and knowledge base necessary to defend you on the means of exceptional hardship so that you do not have to face a ban due to having acquired 12 points on your licence.

So, if you have accumulated 12 points on your licence within three years, don’t delay in contacting us to help you keep your licence. A solid defense is the only way to convince the courts not to ban your licence.

31/12/2015 10:26