Disqualified Driving

What is the offence?

A person must not drive a motor vehicle on a road unless the person holds a driver license authorising the person to drive the vehicle on the road.

What is the penalty?

Disqualified driving attracts a maximum penalty of $6000.00 or 18 months imprisonment.

A mandatory disqualification of between two and five years must be imposed in addition to the above penalty.

What does the court take into account in sentencing?

There are a number of factors that the court will take into account when determining the appropriate penalty. These include:

  1. The reason for your driving at the time of the offence.
  2. our previous traffic history.
  3. Your manner of driving at the time of the offence. That was you intercepted as part of a random test or was it the manner of driving which attracted the police’s attention to you
  4. Was the disqualified driving associated with the commission of another offence?
  5. Your personal circumstances.
  6. Any other circumstances the Court considers relevant.

If you have been charged with this offence, call Gatenby Criminal Law to speak with an experienced traffic lawyer and discuss your options.