Get A Disqualification Removed Early: Applying for The Early Restoration of Your Licence
Always ask a lawyer if you are unsure about any of the advice and information provided here.
If you have been disqualified for more than 2 years, you can apply to the court that gave you the last disqualification to have it removed after a minimum period. This is:
- 2 years if you were disqualified for less than 4 years
- half the period of disqualification if it is less than 10 but not less than 4 years
- 5 years if you were disqualified for 10 years or more.
In Scotland you require to Petition the court that removed your right to drive and ask them to consider allowing you to drive again due to your present circumstances. This is not pushing at an open door. An experienced solicitor is well worth employing from the outset to ensure the best arguments are put forward on your behalf.
You can do it yourself but we really would suggest that you should invest the fee in getting a good road traffic lawyer on board. If you fill in the online form on this page we will send you details of how to petition to restore your licence yourself. We strongly recommend that you receive further legal advice on this issue before incurring the costs of lodging your petition with the court that imposed the ban.