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Special Reasons

Special Reasons
  • Totting up
  • Exceptional Hardship
  • Reduce/overturn a conviction

The courts accept that there are special reasons that need to be taken into account when dealing with driving offences. So if you’ve committed a driving offence that was outside of your control, or penalty points totting up on your driving licence will result in exceptional hardship, we can help you defend your case to achieve a successful outcome.

Our solicitors can offer advice and defend you for the following careless driving charges:

  • Special Reasons
  • Exceptional Hardship

For your free consultation about exceptional hardship or special reasons
call 0161 850 2347

Special Reasons

If your driving conviction results in a disqualification and you believe the reasons for that conviction are special to that individual case, you may be able to reduce or avoid the ban.

Typical reasons for special reasons are:

  • driving in emergencies;
  • inadvertent consumption of drink or drugs, including shortness of distance;
  • being mislead about insurance on a vehicle.

Exceptional Hardship

If you receive 12 points on your licence within 3 years, you face a minimum driving ban of 6 months. If you can demonstrate to the courts that the loss of your licence will have a significant impact on your livelihood and wellbeing, you could persuade the court to shorten the ban or impose a different penalty.

Defending Exceptional Hardship and Special Reasons

There’s no standard definition of exceptional hardship that the courts follow. Each case is judged on its own merits, and it’s up to you to build the case. So our motoring solicitors will work closely with you to build a thorough and strong case that gives you the best chance of a successful outcome.

For your free consultation call 0161 850 2347