Disqualification from driving for non-driving offences

The following Corporate Crime practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Disqualification from driving for non-driving offences
  • Driving disqualification for any offence
  • Driving disqualification where vehicle used for purposes of crime

Disqualification from driving for non-driving offences

Driving disqualification for any offence

Where the Crown Court or a magistrates’ court convicts an offender of any offence it may, instead of or in addition to dealing with the offender in any other way, disqualify the offender for holding or obtaining a driving licence.

It has been held that disqualification under this power is appropriate for an offence of affray arising from a road rage incident and in a case in which a car was used from which to sell drugs. (R v Bye [2005] EWCA Crime 1230, [2006] 1 Cr.App.R.(S.)27 and R v Ade Tute Sofejum [2008] EWCA Crim 2035, [2009] 1 Cr.App.R.(S.) 78).

Disqualification upon conviction of any offence is an additional punishment and a preventive measure available to the court. The court cannot impose a period of disqualification

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