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Place: Chorley Magistrates Court

Offence: Speeding – Totting up 12 penalty points

Defence: Exceptional Hardship

Carl Millar represented Mr M before Chorley Magistrates Court on the 30th January 2019.  Mr M accumulated 13 penalty points on his driving licence and he therefore faced disqualification under the totting up provisions for a minimum period of six months.  Carl successfully persuaded the Magistrates to not disqualify Mr M from driving at all.  They accepted that a driving disqualification would result in the termination of his contract of employment.  In turn, he would not be able to maintain his mortgage payments with his partner.  Carl persuaded the Court that exceptional hardship extends to others affected by the disqualification, rather than just to the defendant himself.  The Court accepted the argument presented and Mr M was not disqualified at all from driving.


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