The majority of people will be aware of the immediate repercussions in terms of penalty and sentence should they be convicted of a motoring offence. For example, a drink/drug drive conviction will see you disqualified from driving for a mandatory minimum period of 12 months and an unlimited fine, community order or in the most extreme cases, a prison sentence. If you are somewhat of a “speed demon” and clock up 12 penalty points on your driving licence in a 3 year period, you will be facing at least a 6 month totting up driving disqualification.
The loss of your ability to drive clearly causes inconvenience to most motorists and there is usually a far reaching impact on most areas of life for the majority of people. Be that getting to and from work, nipping to the shops or maybe losing your livelihood as driving is a part of your work. However, there are also other costs that come with a conviction. We have devised a number of calculators to assist you in measuring the financial impact of a conviction to enable you to weigh up your options before attending court and entering your plea. We have explained in more detail below what these often lesser known costs are and how they are calculated.