Everyone knows that if they commit a driving offence, there will most likely be some form of penalty for it. What isn’t always clear, however, is exactly what that penalty will be on conviction. If you’re ever in doubt, it’s always a good idea to speak to a traffic offence solicitor to get some advice, but here are a few common maximum driving offence penalties:
- Careless driving – can result in fine of up to Ã‚Â£5,000, discretionary disqualification or between 3 and 9 licence points.
- Drink driving- carries a disqualification of at least 12 months, can result in up to 6 months in prison for the most serious offences,
- Failing to stop after an accident – can result in up to 6 months in prison, a Ã‚Â£5000 fine, between 5 and 10 licence points and a discretionary ban.
- Speeding – can result in a Ã‚Â£1000 fine (Ã‚Â£2500 on the motorway), between 3 and 6 licence points and a discretionary ban.