Date: 20th June 2019
Place: Nottingham Magistrates Court
Offence: Speeding / Totting up 12 penalty points or more
Defence: Exceptional Hardship
Mr K received 4 penalty points for the offence of speeding. At the time of the offence he had 9 penalty points on his driving licence and therefore he faced a minimum period of disqualification of six months under the totting up provisions.
We advanced exceptional hardship and we are pleased to confirm that exceptional hardship was found in the circumstances.
The impact of a driving disqualification would mean that Mr K would have lost his job and therefore would not be in a position to maintain his mortgage payments. This would have had a negative impact upon his family whereby his daughter would have needed to have been taken out of private school.
In the circumstances, Mr K was delighted with the outcome.