Accumulating 12 penalty points over any three year period will automatically result in you being disqualified from driving for a minimum of six months – something that could have a devastating impact on your personal and professional lives.
Crucially, it is the date of the offences that is taken into account when deciding the three year period, not the date of the hearings. This means points that have expired between an offence being committed and the hearing taking place will still be taken into account.
When you get your licence back, the prior penalty points will be removed.
You will need to prove that disqualification would result in exceptional hardship in order to avoid a totting-up ban. As a result, it is vital that you seek specialist legal advice if you have accumulated 12 points on your licence.
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