Exceptional Hardship & Totting Up

Motorists who are at risk of accumulating 12 Penalty Points or more within a three year period will be summonsed to appear before the Magistrates’ Court and face disqualification for a minimum of 6 months. This is commonly known as a “totting up” disqualification.

In some circumstances motorists can make an application to the court not to disqualify on the grounds that to do so would lead to “exceptional hardship” for the motorist or third parties who would be affected. This could include:

  • Loss of employment
  • Loss of home
  • Inability to care for a loved one

Any application for exceptional hardship will be heavily scrutinised by the Court and must be presented with thorough attention to detail.

At Breydons we know that the ability to drive is more of a necessity than a liberty and we understand that the consequences of losing your license can be profound. We have an impressive record of successfully arguing exceptional hardship and avoiding disqualification on behalf of our clients.

You should get Breydons involved in your case as soon as possible. Please contact us on 01603 616000 for more advice and to find out how we can help you.