Restoration of your licence

In certain circumstances, you can apply to have your licence back before the end of a disqualification period.
If you were disqualified for 4 years or less, then you must have served at least 2 years of your disqualification before making your application.

If you were disqualified for between 4 and 10 years then you must have served at least half of your disqualification before making your application.

In any other case you must have served 5 years of your disqualification.

An application cannot be made if the disqualifying court ordered a “retest” to be completed.

An application is most likely to succeed if you can show the court that your circumstances/character has changed since the time of your conviction.

The court will consider:

• Your character and conduct following conviction;

• The nature of the offence for which disqualification was ordered; and

• Any other relevant circumstances (E.g. Employment status, family/personal circumstances)

Applications are likely to be opposed by the police and it is crucial that you are represented if the application for removal of disqualification is to be successful.

If your application is unsuccessful then you cannot make another within 3 months, so for people who depend upon their licence, it is essential the application is made correctly the first time.

Contact Morton’s Solicitors immediately and we can advise you, on your prospects of success and where appropriate represent you.

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