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I have a conviction; will this prevent me from gaining a licence?

We must be satisfied that the drivers who obtain licences are 'fit and proper' (safe, honest and trustworthy). 

Having a driving or criminal conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being granted a licence. It depends on what the conviction was for, the sentence imposed and how long ago it was. For more information, please see our convictions policy (PDF) [314KB] (opens new window) .