Driving while disqualified or suspended
If you have been caught driving while your licence is suspended or during a period of disqualification, you should take legal advice as soon as possible. The courts in Sydney & NSW take this offence seriously and impose stringent penalties.
Driving without a licence legal advice in Sydney & NSW
Offences relating to driving without a valid licence are on the increase in New South Wales as the authorities are increasingly keen to suspend driver’s licences for a number of reasons, including non-payment of fines or accrual of demerit points.
This offence is committed by driving on a public road while your licence has been cancelled by the Roads and Maritime Services. The penalties for driving without a valid licence are serious: the maximum sentence (for a second offence) is up to two years in prison or potentially a $5,500 fine.
The most common defences to these charges is mistake of fact – you must persuade the court that you honestly did not know that your licence was cancelled or suspended at the relevant time.
These offences are serious criminal charges and should be treated as such. If you have been charged with any of the above offences, we can help. Our Road Traffic Lawyers, based in Surry Hills in Sydney are waiting to hear from you.
If you have been charged with:
- Driving whilst disqualified
- Driving while suspended
- Driving while Unlicensed
Get in touch with us as soon as possible.
Road Traffic Solicitors Sydney & NSW
If you have been charged with driving whilst disqualified, contact our solicitors today on 02 9281 5088 or book a consultation.