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Driving offences committed whilst disqualified

On the 6th of May, the MoJ announced that they will change the law to increase the possible maximum sentence for causing death when disqualified, from two years up to ten years and that it is their intention to create a new offence of causing serious injury by driving whilst disqualified, which will itself carry a maximum sentence of four years. The changes are expected to be made shortly with implementation from early 2015.

The MoJ plans a full review of all driving offences and penalties over the coming months, including a review of offences committed by uninsured and unlicensed drivers, with a report published later in the year.

DWF's specialist Motor Prosecutions Unit is here to help on any aspect relating to motor prosecutions and road traffic law. For further information please contact Lee Foulser or Nina Lewis on the MPU dedicated 24 hour advice line 0161 838 0161.

This information is intended as a general discussion surrounding the topics covered and is for guidance purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice. DWF is not responsible for any activity undertaken based on this information.

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