Palmers Solicitors

Exceptional Hardship

  • Can I avoid a disqualification if I need my licence for work?
    Losing your employment or livelihood as a result of losing your licence may amount to exceptional hardship, although this is far from guaranteed. To succeed, a clear and forceful argument, backed up by evidence, will need to be presented to the court.
  • This is my first offence. Will that be taken into account?
    Although the court will consider your previous record, a clean licence will not be enough to avoid a disqualification if guidelines suggest you should be banned for the offence.
  • Can I plead by letter?
    No, you will need to present your case to the court in person and be questioned on your defence.

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