If you drive a motor vehicle on a road without having held a licence of any kind in Australia for the previous 5 years, you have committed the offence of driving while never licensed.
For a first offence the maximum penalty is a fine of $2,200. For a second or subsequent offence the maximum penalty is a fine of $3,300 or imprisonment for a period of 18 months or both.
DRIVE WHILE SUSPENDED OR DISQUALIFIED
Your licence can be suspended by the Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) for example for speeding or accumulation of demerit points whereas licence disqualification is a penalty imposed by the court for a traffic related offence. To drive while disqualified is to contravene a court order and is the more serious of the two offences.
For a first offence the maximum penalty is a fine of $3,300 or imprisonment for 18 months or both and a minimum disqualification period of 12 months. For a second or subsequent offence the maximum penalty is a fine of $5,500 or imprisonment of 2 years or both and a minimum disqualification period of 2 years.
If you have been charged with driving without a licence the Solicitors at Everingham Solomons can assist you in preparing and presenting your case to obtain the best possible result because Helping You is Our Business.
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