Special Reasons do not relate to the impact upon you of losing your licence, like exceptional hardship, but relate to the particular circumstances of the offence. This could include:
- Shortness of distance driven
- Spiked/Laced Drinks
This list is not exhaustive. If you would like to discuss your case and how we may help reduce your disqualification/sentence, contact us today.
If Special reasons are not available in your case, we will mitigate for you at court to persuade the Magistrates to reduce your sentence. Submissions to the Court may include representations that you should be offered the drink drivers rehabilitation course, which if completed results in a reduction of a disqualification of up to 25%.
We deal with cases sensitively and professionally, we understand the prospect of losing your licence can be an anxious time. Call us today to speak to our expert.
Section 34 Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988
Disqualification for certain offences.
(1) Where a person is convicted of an offence involving obligatory disqualification, the court must order him to be disqualified for such period not less than twelve months as the court thinks fit unless the court for special reasons thinks fit to order him to be disqualified for a shorter period or not to order him to be disqualified.
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