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Applying for a Licence After a Ban – Early Return of Licence

 

We have years of experience appealing Early Return of Licence driving cases.

For help in applying for your driving licence after a ban, call for free initial advice 0800 999 5535

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Success Rate

*Based on results from Jan 2018

100% Success rate

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From Our Clients

 

I much appreciated your skill during the hearing.

Many thanks for the work you did in preparing my case. I much appreciated your skill during the hearing.

Mrs H

Dance Instructor
Dec 19, 2014

I much appreciated your skill during the hearing.

Many thanks for the work you did in preparing my case. I much appreciated your skill during the hearing.

Mrs H

Dance Instructor
Dec 19, 2014

“I managed to keep my license and it wouldn’t of been possible without your help.”

Thank you and Millars Solicitors for taking hold of my case. I managed to keep my license and it wouldn’t of been possible without your help.

Mr T

Electrician
Sep 19, 2016

“I managed to keep my license and it wouldn’t of been possible without your help.”

Thank you and Millars Solicitors for taking hold of my case. I managed to keep my license and it wouldn’t of been possible without your help.

Mr T

Electrician
Sep 19, 2016

“The advice received was knowledgeable, frank and honest”

The advice received was knowledgeable, frank and honest. There were no false hopes as to the potential outcome. All the options and court room procedure were clearly explained. our family had never attended court before, so the prospect was daunting. It would have been infinitely more stressful for Jame…

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J.F

Student
Jul 19, 2017

“The advice received was knowledgeable, frank and honest”

The advice received was knowledgeable, frank and honest. There were no false hopes as to the potential outcome. All the options and court room procedure were clearly explained. our family had never attended court before, so the prospect was daunting. It would have been infinitely more stressful for James and us to attend Court and make representation on our own.

J.F

Student
Jul 19, 2017

“From my first panicked phone call, right through the hearing, it was outstanding”

The advice was professional, clearly delivered, prompt and in my best interests. From my first panicked phone call, right through the hearing, it was outstanding. carl represented me with the most comprehensive and professional approach. His knowledge of the law surrounding motoring offences is incredib…

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Mr T

Sales Representative
Feb 18, 2018

“From my first panicked phone call, right through the hearing, it was outstanding”

The advice was professional, clearly delivered, prompt and in my best interests. From my first panicked phone call, right through the hearing, it was outstanding. carl represented me with the most comprehensive and professional approach. His knowledge of the law surrounding motoring offences is incredible and if I had to go through this experience again he would most certainly be my first phone call. I can’t recommend Millars Solicitors enough.

Mr T

Sales Representative
Feb 18, 2018

“They put my case forward perfectly, which resulted in me getting the best result possible”

I was very satisfied with the advice received; everything was made very clear. Carl was excellent in sharing information. He put my mind at ease by telling me I could call him about my case, and was available up to 11pm. I was very satisfied with Millars Solicitors. They put my case forward perfectly, w…

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John M

Crane Operator
Feb 19, 2018

“They put my case forward perfectly, which resulted in me getting the best result possible”

I was very satisfied with the advice received; everything was made very clear. Carl was excellent in sharing information. He put my mind at ease by telling me I could call him about my case, and was available up to 11pm. I was very satisfied with Millars Solicitors. They put my case forward perfectly, which resulted in me getting the best result possible. Thank you to Carl for his efforts and support with my case.

John M

Crane Operator
Feb 19, 2018

“Very satisfied with the advice and guidance provided”

I was very satisfied with the advice and guidance provided. All the options available were discussed with me as well as consequences and practical considerations. Time was taken to talk through and explore these in some detail. I think the outcome was the best possible outcome I could have expected with…

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Mr S

Human Resources
Apr 19, 2018

“Very satisfied with the advice and guidance provided”

I was very satisfied with the advice and guidance provided. All the options available were discussed with me as well as consequences and practical considerations. Time was taken to talk through and explore these in some detail. I think the outcome was the best possible outcome I could have expected within the parameters of the offence. I would recommend Millars Solicitors to others in the future.

Mr S

Human Resources
Apr 19, 2018

“If you want a quality service then Millars Solicitors are the go to firm.”

Carl and team are fantastic to deal with. Handled my case with skill, professionalism and respect. I did not feel judged. On the day of the first plea hearing, Carl made me feel at ease by explaining clearly the court process. As soon as any new information was available I was informed straight away. If…

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NH

Sales Assistant
Jul 19, 2018

“If you want a quality service then Millars Solicitors are the go to firm.”

Carl and team are fantastic to deal with. Handled my case with skill, professionalism and respect. I did not feel judged. On the day of the first plea hearing, Carl made me feel at ease by explaining clearly the court process. As soon as any new information was available I was informed straight away. If you want a quality service then Millars Solicitors are the go to firm.

NH

Sales Assistant
Jul 19, 2018

“Fantastic result and professional through and through”

Fantastic result and professional through and through
Thanks Carl and his team

ANON

Jan 7, 2019

“Fantastic result and professional through and through”

Fantastic result and professional through and through
Thanks Carl and his team

ANON

Jan 7, 2019

“Pleased with the result as I was expecting the worst.”

Great stuff, thanks Carl & team.

Pleased with the result as I was expecting the worst.

Thanks to Joseph, he relayed my case very eloquently and put forward all pertinent and supporting points very effectively.

Mr SJ

Private
Jan 19, 2019

“Pleased with the result as I was expecting the worst.”

Great stuff, thanks Carl & team.

Pleased with the result as I was expecting the worst.

Thanks to Joseph, he relayed my case very eloquently and put forward all pertinent and supporting points very effectively.

Mr SJ

Private
Jan 19, 2019

“I managed to keep my leicence, highly recommend”

Can not thank Carl and Paul enough, they were fantastic to deal with, I managed to keep my leicence, highly recommend

Anon

Feb 9, 2019

“I managed to keep my leicence, highly recommend”

Can not thank Carl and Paul enough, they were fantastic to deal with, I managed to keep my leicence, highly recommend

Anon

Feb 9, 2019

Our specialist team of DRIVING DEFENCE SOLICITORS have years of experience appealing Early Return of Licence Cases, helping you get your licence back after a ban. Call our team today for free initial advice on 0800 999 5535 or submit your case and we will call you back

Applying for a driving licence after a ban

Early Return of Licence

It is possible after having had a ban to ask for your licence to be re-instated earlier to the court that disqualified you.

 

Court Requirements

We help numerous clients prove that they should be allowed their driving licence to be reinstated and navigate the pitfalls of dealing with the CPS who almost certainly will oppose any application. The court will take the following into account:

  • Character of the person making the application
  • Severity of the offence(s)
  • Reasons as to why they should consider the application

 

Building your case

Although being disqualified from driving can have a major impact on your life, the courts are not easily satisfied. Arguments must be strong; these can include:

Family Issues – Family breakdown with children who require you to be able to drive;

Health Issues – If you or a member of your family has any health issues that require you to drive;

Employment Opportunities – A new job or employment that is dependent upon you having a valid licence.

These are just a few of the arguments that can have a bearing in the court.

 

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible to apply for the early return of a driving licence, you must have:

  • Served 2 years of a disqualification of 4 years or less; or
  • Have served half of the period of disqualification if the original sentence was for a period of between 4 to 10 years; or
  • Have served a minimum of 5 years if your original disqualification was for a period of 10 or more years.

If you meet these criteria, then it is possible to apply in writing to the Court that originally sentenced you.

FAQs – Early Removal for Disqualification

How do I make an Application for Early Removal of Disqualification?
We will write to the Court that you were convicted at and request that your case is listed for an Application for Early Removal of Disqualification. In lodging the application with the Court, we will provide a detailed statement explaining the reasons why you wish your disqualification to be removed early.

Can I go to a different Court for the one that I was convicted for?
No you cannot. The application needs to be lodged at the Court you were convicted at and your application will be heard at the same Court.

Can I make the Application for Early Removal prior to the minimum 2 year period?
No, the earliest time that you can make the application is at the 2 year anniversary of your conviction.

In short, you can make the Application for Early Removal of Disqualification after a period of 2 years if the disqualification was for a period of 4 years or less.

If the disqualification is between 4 to 10 years – you can only make the Application for Early Removal of Disqualification after one half of the period of the disqualification has expired.

If the disqualification was for more than 10 years, then you may make an Application for Early Removal of Disqualification after a period of 5 years.

What is the difference between an Appeal and an Application for Early Removal of Disqualification?
These are separate and distinct matters.

An Appeal can be against conviction or sentence. You have 21 days in which to lodge an Appeal against conviction or sentence.

An Application for an Early Removal of Disqualification is not an Appeal. The application is in relation to the Court giving consideration for you to put forward your case as to why you now need your driving licence back.

What considerations will the Court use to grant my Application for Early Removal of Disqualification?
You will need a very good and strong argument to convince the Court to allow you to have your driving licence back early.

Examples include, employment opportunities that are dependant on the ability to drive, health issues such as driving a member of your family that is in ill health and family issues such as family breakdown and contact with children.

Do I have to appear at Court to make the Application for Early Removal of Disqualification?
Yes, you definitely have to attend Court as you need to be able to persuade the Court, on the balance of probabilities, that your disqualification should be removed earlier. You will need to give live evidence at Court and explain your circumstances.

At Millars Solicitors we will address the Court on your behalf and put together a strong application.

 

More From Our Clients

 

I was represented thoroughly and diligently throughout, resulting in a favourable outcome in my case.

I was represented thoroughly and diligently throughout, resulting in a favourable outcome in my case.

AWW

Pre Construction Manager (QS)
Worcester
Sep 29, 2020

I was represented thoroughly and diligently throughout, resulting in a favourable outcome in my case.

I was represented thoroughly and diligently throughout, resulting in a favourable outcome in my case.

AWW

Pre Construction Manager (QS)
Worcester
Sep 29, 2020

The Representation of my case was dealt with by Millars very efficiently

The Representation of my case was dealt with by Millars very efficiently albeit at short notice and the outcome was as positive as could be considering the circumstances.

ANON

Unemployed
Northolt
Sep 29, 2020

The Representation of my case was dealt with by Millars very efficiently

The Representation of my case was dealt with by Millars very efficiently albeit at short notice and the outcome was as positive as could be considering the circumstances.

ANON

Unemployed
Northolt
Sep 29, 2020

A first class service from start to finish.

A first class service from start to finish. Really supplied a personal touch to the service. Kept in constant contact all the way through and supplied fantastic advice. I got a fair outcome and they helped me a lot to make sure i didnt recieve a custodial sentence. Absolutely recommend this company.

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S Brown

Retail supervisor
South Scotland
Sep 29, 2020

A first class service from start to finish.

A first class service from start to finish. Really supplied a personal touch to the service. Kept in constant contact all the way through and supplied fantastic advice. I got a fair outcome and they helped me a lot to make sure i didnt recieve a custodial sentence. Absolutely recommend this company.

S Brown

Retail supervisor
South Scotland
Sep 29, 2020

S H

Hair stylist
Mobile
Sep 1, 2020

S H

Hair stylist
Mobile
Sep 1, 2020

Helped me avoid disqualification for a totting offence

Fantastic work from the team here at Millars Solicitors. Helped me avoid disqualification for a totting offence. Very helpful throughout the whole process, great communication even through the COVID-19 pandemic. Highly recommend their service.

TF

Media Director
Essex
Sep 1, 2020

Helped me avoid disqualification for a totting offence

Fantastic work from the team here at Millars Solicitors. Helped me avoid disqualification for a totting offence. Very helpful throughout the whole process, great communication even through the COVID-19 pandemic. Highly recommend their service.

TF

Media Director
Essex
Sep 1, 2020

Daniel Thorne

Activities Instructor
Devon
Sep 1, 2020

Daniel Thorne

Activities Instructor
Devon
Sep 1, 2020

Very happy with the service and result

Very happy with the service and result. I received a small fine and kept my licence.

ANON

Producer Director
Bristol
Sep 1, 2020

Very happy with the service and result

Very happy with the service and result. I received a small fine and kept my licence.

ANON

Producer Director
Bristol
Sep 1, 2020

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About Keep My Driving Licence

Keep My Driving Licence is part of Millars Solicitors who are a specialist firm of road traffic and drink driving solicitors who represent motorists all over the country.

Formed by Carl Millar, Millars Solicitors has adopted his dogged tenacity and exacting technical understanding of motoring law. Before starting Millars Solicitors, Carl has been employed as the Head of Department at some of the most high profile Motoring Law Firms in the country. He is a member of the Society of Motoring Lawyers and has an enviable nationwide reputation for the results he gets for his clients.

Through representing a wide range of people you will find Carl and his team very approachable and never judgemental. Their advice is straightforward and will leave no stone unturned in pursuing all available defences in presenting your case.

If you have been caught drink driving you can contact Carl today on 0800 999 5535 or your can send a confidential email by clicking here. If you need to speak to a drink driving solicitor out of office hours than please call the 24 hour emergency line on 07855 806119.

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