Early return of driving licence
Often clients when they receive a lengthy ban are not advised by their solicitor that in the future it may be possible to make an application to return to driving earlier than their original ban.
In England and Wales if you have been disqualified by a court for longer than 2 years in certain circumstances you are able to make this application.
Mobile phone offences
For many drivers it is difficult to resist the urge to check their mobile or answer that call whilst driving. Previously if caught you would be offered a driver improvement course or a fixed penalty and 3 points. This no longer the case. The penalty for using a mobile whilst driving on a public road is now 6 points and a fine up to £1,000.