I had an accident and discovered that my licence was revoked seven years ago - what do I do?

I've been involved in an accident two days ago. When the police took my details they have found out that my driving licence was revoked seven years ago, of which I obviously didn't know. I've contacted the DVLA and I was told that indeed, it's been revoked. I didn't know that I need to report my change of address and send back my old driving licence to get a new one with the updated address, all I knew is that it will be valid till 2021. (My driving licence still had the first address I lived at when I got my British licence and I've moved two times since then).

The accident I was involved in was my fault but now the police have taken away my licence and told me that this also makes my insurance invalid. I've also got a ticket for driving without a valid driving licence.

What can do in this case?

Asked on 29 January 2020 by ati

Answered by Dan Powell
You are legally required to inform the DVLA each time you change your address. A revoked driver's licence means the licence has been cancelled and I imagine you'll be prosecuted for driving without a valid licence and valid insurance. Clearly this is a very serious matter. I would recommend getting legal advice from a specialist motoring solicitor.
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