Disqualification – general

You are disqualified from driving for …………. days/weeks/months/years. This means you cannot drive any motor vehicle on a road or public place from this moment until the end of your disqualification. If you drive while disqualified, you will commit a serious offence and you may be sent to custody and disqualified again.

If the disqualification is 56 days or more You must apply to the DVLA for a new photocard licence if you wish to drive once your disqualification has ended. You should not drive until you have received your new photocard licence. [Where a photocard licence has not been surrendered to the court] Your current photocard licence is no longer valid and you must send it to the DVLA.

If you are a high risk offender You must satisfy the DVLA that you are medically fit to drive again. You will need to complete, and pay for, a medical assessment including blood tests.

If the disqualification is for 55 days or less The disqualification will be noted on your DVLA driving record. You do not need to hand in your photocard licence, but it is not valid until the disqualification has ended.

If an immediate custodial sentence is imposed The period of your disqualification will be extended to take into account the custodial sentence imposed.

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[If applicable consider any ancillary orders and/or compensation.]

[If applicable consider drink-driving rehabilitation course.]