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Hello, I’m a solicitor and I’m happy to help with your question today. There may be delays in responding as I am away helping other customers but I will get back to you as soon as I can. Please bear with me if I need to ask you some clarifying questions. Thank you.
You’re being disqualified for driving with no insurance?
Ok thanks. What would you like to know about this? If you have a defence so you don’t get disqualified?
You’ll have to try and plead “exceptional hardship”. Exceptional hardship is a legal argument that can be submitted to the court to avoid a disqualification.
The word ‘exceptional’ is vital to any case, as just simply pleading ‘hardship’ would not be enough. Most people will suffer some kind of hardship when losing their driving licence although this is the aim of the legislation. What is not the aim of the legislation is when‘exceptional hardship’ would be caused. To be exceptional, the hardship to be suffered must be something out of the ordinary.
So if you can state what you have said above and show how it can affect your wife and baby, and the shelter of your property and getting food for them etc you may get a reduction in the ban.
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