As of February 22nd 2017, The Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2017 brings into force section 31 of, and Schedule 7 to, the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015.

What does that mean in reality?

If you are a UK resident or the holder of a UK driving licence, given a driving disqualification in an Irish court, it will now be recognised and given effect in the UK. They also make provision for a driving disqualification imposed by the UK on an Irish resident. Or a holder of an Irish driving licence, for those offences to be notified to the appropriate Irish authority so that the disqualification may be recognised and given effect in Ireland. This gives effect to the Agreement on the Mutual Recognition of Driving Disqualifications between the UK and Ireland made on 30th October 2015.

This could have long lasting ramifications if you are disqualified in the UK and are subsequently caught driving in Ireland. Or, vice versa disqualified in Ireland and caught driving in the UK. We can assist in cases where a person has been accused of driving while disqualified.

We can help

It is our job to help you avoid driving disqualifications. Depending on your conviction, we can work with you in reducing your sentence to points and a fine rather than disqualification. We can also help you avoid a ban from totting up by helping you argue exceptional hardship.

For further help and advice contact the Ringrose Law motoring team on 01522 561020 today.

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