With regard to crimes related to road transport, driving without insurance is one of the worst decisions of the world courts. If you receive a notice of a fixed penalty for a violation, you will automatically receive a fine of £ 200 and six points for your license. If the case goes to court, you will receive a fine of up to £ 5,000 and eight points for your license. In addition, if you have been convicted of a crime earlier, you may be given an automatic ban, which prohibits you from driving for at least one month and, most likely, much longer.
The difficulty to avoid court summons for driving without insurance is due to the fact that the car has very little protection to go without insurance. The claim that you did not know that you did not have insurance did not matter in court, even if your insurance company did not notify you that your insurance coverage has expired. In addition, you are responsible, even if your car was driven by someone who was not insured, or if you were the driver of someone else’s car. Having comprehensive insurance coverage does not mean that you are automatically insured for driving other people.
An additional complication is due to the fact that you did not need to drive a car to get a criminal record. This offense is related to the “use” of the vehicle, which may mean something as simple as parking at your home. In addition, the burden of proof falls on you as the owner or driver to show that you were insured at the time, which is different from most other cases where the charge falls on the charge to prove your guilt.
Although the defense of such an accusation is indeed difficult, it does not mean that there are no mitigating factors that can help you get an acquittal. Ignorance is not a defense, but if you can prove that someone else has deceived you and convinced you that you are insured against driving a car, you have the opportunity to avoid prosecution. This may be due to the fact that your employer told you that you are insured to drive a company vehicle, or because your insurance agent misinformed you that you were still insured, although in fact you were not insured. In these cases, an active betrayal on the part of other parties can lead to a strong defense in the courts, which will help you to avoid the ban.
Installing this type of protection may be a purely technical process, so it’s best to seek advice from a lawyer or a lawyer specializing in motor racing if you want to challenge the case against you. They can help you find the evidence you need to take you through the legal process and work with you to present the strongest possible cases to court.