As a new driver, if you get 6 points on your licence within the first two years after obtaining your licence your licence will be revoked. 6 points will apply to both provisional and full licence. If your licence is revoked your circumstances will revert to that of a driver with a provisional licence and you will not be able to get your full licence until you have successfully passed a driving test.
If you require your licence for your job, perhaps you live in an area where you do not have good transport links or your work starts very early or finishes very late at a time when you will not be able to use public transport, or if you need the car to drive your other family members around, you may be able to persuade the Magistrates that you need to retain your licence. Please note that each case is different and if you wish to discuss whether you do have a defence to the charge, you should see advice from an experienced traffic solicitor.
In some cases it will be possible to persuade the Magistrates to impose a discretionary disqualification without points on your licence which will prevent your licence from being revoked.
If you are a new driver and you believe you are at the risk of losing your licence, we are here to advise you. Please telephone our traffic lawyers on 0208 577 5491 to discuss how we may help.