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Revocation of driving licence for new drivers

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As a new driver your licence is particularly important to you, however are you aware that your driving licence is automatically revoked by the DVLA, if you build up six or more penalty points within two years of passing your first driving test?

If your licence is revoked, this means you cannot drive until you have passed both your theory and practical driving test, this is extremely frustrating as it puts no time frame when you can drive again.

Neither the DVLA nor the police, have any discretion over the revocation of your driving licence. Therefore if you are a new driver, and you are facing the 6 penalty point thresholdyour licence will be revoked unless the court can be persuaded otherwise.  That’s where we can help.

We have been successful in many cases involving young drivers and avoiding their licence being revoked

Johnson Astills are experts in Road Traffic offences, and are able to assist 24 hours of the day whether at the police station or at Court. If you need advice or representation from Johnson Astills , please contact us at or telephone us on 0116 255 4855.

If you accept that you are guilty then significant mitigation (information and circumstances to reduce the severity of the offence and its consequences) must be identified, prepared and presented to the Court.

We can assist by asking the Court to Persuading the Court to either impose fewer penalty points than they would have otherwise done (in offences where the sentencing powers of the Magistrates are wider reaching); and/or asking the Court to impose a short term driving ban instead of giving penalty points. In most cases, the length of the short term ban need not be any longer than 7- 21 days.

To discuss any offences please contact our Criminal Defence Team at Johnson Astills at our Leicester or Loughborough offices.