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Max Penalties

Maximum penalty table for our motoring offences.

Driving Law are able to advise you and represent you in Court to attempt to ensure that you are not sentenced to the maximum fines or prison sentences.

Offence

Imprisonment

Fine

Disqualification

Penalty Points

Careless driving / without due care

No.

£2500

Discretionary

3-9

Dangerous driving

2 years

Unlimited

Obligatory

3-11 (if exceptionally not disqualified)

Drink driving
(driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs or with excess alcohol)

6 months

£5000

Obligatory

3-11 (if exceptionally not disqualified)

Failure to provide specimen of breath

6 months

£5000

Obligatory

3-11 (if exceptionally not disqualified)

Failure to notify identity of driver

No

£1000

Discretionary

3

Failure to stop at an accident

6 months

£5000

Discretionary

5-10

No Driving licence

No

£1000

Discretionary

3-6 points

No insurance

No

£5000

Discretionary

6-8

Traffic lights

No

£1000

Discretionary

3

Mobile phone use

No.

£1000 or £2500 for trade vehicles

Discretionary

3

Seat belts

No

£500

No

No

Speeding

No

£1000 or £2500 for motorway offences

Discretionary

3-6