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I have a mental health disorder, schizoaffective disorder. I

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Hi,
I have a mental health disorder, schizoaffective disorder. I drove whilst my license was revoked and had an accident. How will the law look on this?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

Why were you revoked?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
For a relapse in my condition.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

You mean the DVLA revoked on medical grounds?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
trying to argue that I wasn't aware of the DVLA letter, but have a court case in november. getting worried
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

Well, it doesn't matter whether you were aware or not.

The point is that you were revoked. If you were revoked and you were trying then that is driving without a licence and that will invalidate your insurance.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

You are not disqualified so it is not as bad as it could be. But you were revoked.

It is an offence of strict liability so if you were revoked then there is no defence.

I would plead guilty to reduce costs.

It will only carry points and a fine. Although the costs order will be much higher if you contest this and lose.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Will my mental health be called into question. Or will it just be points. Scared of the stigma of mental illness
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

No, it is not an issue in the case really.

There is just one issue and that is whether you were revoked.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you very much. That was a really helpful answer