Crawley have been docked six points ahead of the new season after being charged with bringing the Blue Square League into disrepute, reports BBC SCR.
The charge relates to financial irregularities at the club, who have failed to confirm the payment of last season's Company Voluntary arrangement.
Crawley had gone into administration in June 2006 with debts of nearly £1.4m.
The club has also been given a £10,000 suspended fine and a transfer embargo still remains in place.
That will not be lifted until payment of their Company Voluntary arrangement has been confirmed.
Currently the club has only five eligible players - just four days before the new season kicks off.