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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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*Based on results between Jan 2018 – Sept 2021

100% Success rate

Read About Our Court Victories

 

From Our Clients

 

I could not have found better specialist help anywhere

Having been in a distressing car accident I was unable to give a specimen of breath at the police station and was arrested and charged. I found Millar’s Solicitors after a search and their reviews really stood out, so I left a message. This was soon answered and a free telephone consultation w...
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Lynne Barbara

Jun 26, 2022

I could not have found better specialist help anywhere

Having been in a distressing car accident I was unable to give a specimen of breath at the police station and was arrested and charged. I found Millar’s Solicitors after a search and their reviews really stood out, so I left a message. This was soon answered and a free telephone consultation was scheduled. I have to say that I was frightened and nervous but felt so much better after speaking with Paul and Carl as their professional, friendly and thorough manner instantly reassured me, it was such a weight off!
Millar’s are specialists in motoring defence and highly experienced and ethical. To say that they were caring is an understatement, all was explained clearly and I felt in safe hands from day one.
Fees were fixed and agreed at the start, and they honestly couldnt do enough to secure the best outcome for me, so it was money well spent.
I was eventually acquitted thanks to the wonderful service provided by Millar’s. If you need advice and help dealing with a motoring prosecution I highly recommend that you speak to them first.

Lynne Barbara

Jun 26, 2022

Great help, professional support

It was really hard to cope with the situation which happened. Carl and his team worked very well, supporting us and provide all possible help.

Anonymous

Jun 26, 2022

Great help, professional support

It was really hard to cope with the situation which happened. Carl and his team worked very well, supporting us and provide all possible help.

Anonymous

Jun 26, 2022

Made case much easier deal with!!

In court for totting up, possible 6 month ban would have been devastating. communication from the lawyer was good and my solicitor paul turned up early at court and went through the court proceeedings with me before going in, this helped with nerves. Although solicitors are not cheap, the whole proc...
Read More

Anonymous

Jun 12, 2022

Made case much easier deal with!!

In court for totting up, possible 6 month ban would have been devastating.
communication from the lawyer was good and my solicitor paul
turned up early at court and went through the court proceeedings with me before going in, this helped with nerves.
Although solicitors are not cheap, the whole procedure was made a lot easier with one and helped me get my circumstances across, i am sure i may have crumbled or missed many points without there help so i viewed the expense as an investment in my having a successful outcome..
I came away with a 2 week ban and a reasonable fine of £431..very pleased they were there to help!!

Anonymous

Jun 12, 2022

Drink Driving Charge

I found Millars Solicitors online, after having a drink driving crash. It was a very stressful time for myself as I have never been charged with anything before. However, as soon as I found Millars Solicitors and gave Carl a call, he answered straight away and was very calming and professional with...
Read More

Anonymous

Jun 12, 2022

Drink Driving Charge

I found Millars Solicitors online, after having a drink driving crash. It was a very stressful time for myself as I have never been charged with anything before. However, as soon as I found Millars Solicitors and gave Carl a call, he answered straight away and was very calming and professional with me. I explained what had happened, and he walked me through the sentencing guidelines and what I needed to do to approach this matter.

Both Carl and Jenny, who dealt with me, were extremely friendly, professional and efficient with their communication and handling of the matter. There was quick replies for everything, and I felt like they were fighting my corner and looking for the best possible outcome for myself.

Millars Solicitors and my barrister, Mr Price, managed to secure an outcome that I was satisfied with, considering the circumstances, and I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again or recommend them to someone who finds themselves in the same circumstances I was in.

Anonymous

Jun 12, 2022

Amazing result

I was looking at a ban of 17-22 month for a drink driving offence. Carl Millar and the barrister that he appointed for me managed to get my ban period down to 14 month with a drink driving awareness course and a £701 fine which should have been a lot more. Carl advised me on mitigation from my ex pa...
Read More

Anonymous

Jun 12, 2022

Amazing result

I was looking at a ban of 17-22 month for a drink driving offence. Carl Millar and the barrister that he appointed for me managed to get my ban period down to 14 month with a drink driving awareness course and a £701 fine which should have been a lot more.
Carl advised me on mitigation from my ex partner and employer and looked after me every step of the way.
I can highly recommend his services to anyone unfortunate enough to end up in the position that I was in.
Amazing result.

Anonymous

Jun 12, 2022

Extremely helpful!

Couldn’t be happier with the service I supplied, they only had a week before my court date was due and they smashed it. was looking at a 6 month ban and thanks to these guy got 10 weeks! Thanks again.

Anonymous

Jun 12, 2022

Extremely helpful!

Couldn’t be happier with the service I supplied, they only had a week before my court date was due and they smashed it. was looking at a 6 month ban and thanks to these guy got 10 weeks! Thanks again.

Anonymous

Jun 12, 2022

Fantastic representation

After getting caught speeding at 130mph by an undercover police officer I was almost certain that I would lose my job due to being on shift work and living an hour away from my workplace. However, after enlisting the help of Carl Millar what looked to be a ban of at least a few months was reduced to...
Read More

Anonymous

Jun 12, 2022

Fantastic representation

After getting caught speeding at 130mph by an undercover police officer I was almost certain that I would lose my job due to being on shift work and living an hour away from my workplace. However, after enlisting the help of Carl Millar what looked to be a ban of at least a few months was reduced to 28 days and a £420 fine. This outcome allowed me to keep my job and career intact. His expertise is second to none and would recommend him to absolutely everyone who has found themselves to be in a motoring-related predicament. Without a doubt worth every penny. I am very much at ease knowing that when I am caught speeding again I know I will have Carl Millar on my side.

Anonymous

Jun 12, 2022

Speeding offence – exceptional hardship success

My experience working with Millars Solicitors and their Barrister, Mr Staunton, has been extremely positive and I would highly recommend their services for anyone else facing similar charges or requiring criminal charge representation. From the point of engagement, I have been supported and kept sui...
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Anonymous

Jun 12, 2022

Speeding offence – exceptional hardship success

My experience working with Millars Solicitors and their Barrister, Mr Staunton, has been extremely positive and I would highly recommend their services for anyone else facing similar charges or requiring criminal charge representation. From the point of engagement, I have been supported and kept suitably informed of what to expect at each stage of the process. During the court hearing, Mr Staunton portrayed a highly convincing defence and was commended by the opposition during the court recess. Thankfully, my hearing was successfully which I will be eternaly grateful for.

Anonymous

Jun 12, 2022

Millars Solicitors were highly efficient and professional and very easy to speak with

They seemed to take on board and empathise with every detail of my situation, allowing them to provide excellent and honest advice and assistance, achieving the absolute best outcome that I could have in my circumstances. I hope I never need to seek their advice and support again but should that sit...
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Dan

Jun 12, 2022

Millars Solicitors were highly efficient and professional and very easy to speak with

They seemed to take on board and empathise with every detail of my situation, allowing them to provide excellent and honest advice and assistance, achieving the absolute best outcome that I could have in my circumstances. I hope I never need to seek their advice and support again but should that situation ever arrive, I would approach them again and I would highly recommend their service to anyone.

Dan

Jun 12, 2022

Drink Driving

Millars solicitors best I’ve ever been with I was looking at a two year ban for drink driving, they kept me calm and they was very professional highly recommend this company to anyone

Danny B

Feb 20, 2022

Drink Driving

Millars solicitors best I’ve ever been with I was looking at a two year ban for drink driving, they kept me calm and they was very professional highly recommend this company to anyone

Danny B

Feb 20, 2022

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 could not have found better specialist help anywhere

Having been in a distressing car accident I was unable to give a specimen of breath at the police station and was arrested and charged. I found Millar’s Solicitors after a search and their reviews really stood out, so I left a message. This was soon answered and a free telephone consultation w...
Read More

Lynne Barbara

Jun 26, 2022

I could not have found better specialist help anywhere

Having been in a distressing car accident I was unable to give a specimen of breath at the police station and was arrested and charged. I found Millar’s Solicitors after a search and their reviews really stood out, so I left a message. This was soon answered and a free telephone consultation was scheduled. I have to say that I was frightened and nervous but felt so much better after speaking with Paul and Carl as their professional, friendly and thorough manner instantly reassured me, it was such a weight off!
Millar’s are specialists in motoring defence and highly experienced and ethical. To say that they were caring is an understatement, all was explained clearly and I felt in safe hands from day one.
Fees were fixed and agreed at the start, and they honestly couldnt do enough to secure the best outcome for me, so it was money well spent.
I was eventually acquitted thanks to the wonderful service provided by Millar’s. If you need advice and help dealing with a motoring prosecution I highly recommend that you speak to them first.

Lynne Barbara

Jun 26, 2022

Great help, professional support

It was really hard to cope with the situation which happened. Carl and his team worked very well, supporting us and provide all possible help.

Anonymous

Jun 26, 2022

Great help, professional support

It was really hard to cope with the situation which happened. Carl and his team worked very well, supporting us and provide all possible help.

Anonymous

Jun 26, 2022

Made case much easier deal with!!

In court for totting up, possible 6 month ban would have been devastating. communication from the lawyer was good and my solicitor paul turned up early at court and went through the court proceeedings with me before going in, this helped with nerves. Although solicitors are not cheap, the whole proc...
Read More

Anonymous

Jun 12, 2022

Made case much easier deal with!!

In court for totting up, possible 6 month ban would have been devastating.
communication from the lawyer was good and my solicitor paul
turned up early at court and went through the court proceeedings with me before going in, this helped with nerves.
Although solicitors are not cheap, the whole procedure was made a lot easier with one and helped me get my circumstances across, i am sure i may have crumbled or missed many points without there help so i viewed the expense as an investment in my having a successful outcome..
I came away with a 2 week ban and a reasonable fine of £431..very pleased they were there to help!!

Anonymous

Jun 12, 2022

Drink Driving Charge

I found Millars Solicitors online, after having a drink driving crash. It was a very stressful time for myself as I have never been charged with anything before. However, as soon as I found Millars Solicitors and gave Carl a call, he answered straight away and was very calming and professional with...
Read More

Anonymous

Jun 12, 2022

Drink Driving Charge

I found Millars Solicitors online, after having a drink driving crash. It was a very stressful time for myself as I have never been charged with anything before. However, as soon as I found Millars Solicitors and gave Carl a call, he answered straight away and was very calming and professional with me. I explained what had happened, and he walked me through the sentencing guidelines and what I needed to do to approach this matter.

Both Carl and Jenny, who dealt with me, were extremely friendly, professional and efficient with their communication and handling of the matter. There was quick replies for everything, and I felt like they were fighting my corner and looking for the best possible outcome for myself.

Millars Solicitors and my barrister, Mr Price, managed to secure an outcome that I was satisfied with, considering the circumstances, and I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again or recommend them to someone who finds themselves in the same circumstances I was in.

Anonymous

Jun 12, 2022

Amazing result

I was looking at a ban of 17-22 month for a drink driving offence. Carl Millar and the barrister that he appointed for me managed to get my ban period down to 14 month with a drink driving awareness course and a £701 fine which should have been a lot more. Carl advised me on mitigation from my ex pa...
Read More

Anonymous

Jun 12, 2022

Amazing result

I was looking at a ban of 17-22 month for a drink driving offence. Carl Millar and the barrister that he appointed for me managed to get my ban period down to 14 month with a drink driving awareness course and a £701 fine which should have been a lot more.
Carl advised me on mitigation from my ex partner and employer and looked after me every step of the way.
I can highly recommend his services to anyone unfortunate enough to end up in the position that I was in.
Amazing result.

Anonymous

Jun 12, 2022

Extremely helpful!

Couldn’t be happier with the service I supplied, they only had a week before my court date was due and they smashed it. was looking at a 6 month ban and thanks to these guy got 10 weeks! Thanks again.

Anonymous

Jun 12, 2022

Extremely helpful!

Couldn’t be happier with the service I supplied, they only had a week before my court date was due and they smashed it. was looking at a 6 month ban and thanks to these guy got 10 weeks! Thanks again.

Anonymous

Jun 12, 2022

Fantastic representation

After getting caught speeding at 130mph by an undercover police officer I was almost certain that I would lose my job due to being on shift work and living an hour away from my workplace. However, after enlisting the help of Carl Millar what looked to be a ban of at least a few months was reduced to...
Read More

Anonymous

Jun 12, 2022

Fantastic representation

After getting caught speeding at 130mph by an undercover police officer I was almost certain that I would lose my job due to being on shift work and living an hour away from my workplace. However, after enlisting the help of Carl Millar what looked to be a ban of at least a few months was reduced to 28 days and a £420 fine. This outcome allowed me to keep my job and career intact. His expertise is second to none and would recommend him to absolutely everyone who has found themselves to be in a motoring-related predicament. Without a doubt worth every penny. I am very much at ease knowing that when I am caught speeding again I know I will have Carl Millar on my side.

Anonymous

Jun 12, 2022

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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 07368 667989.

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