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:
- The reason for your driving at the time of the offence.
- our previous traffic history.
- 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
- Was the disqualified driving associated with the commission of another offence?
- Your personal circumstances.
- 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.