If you have been charged with unlicensed driving, you may receive an infringement notice or be dealt with by the court. When an unlicensed driving offence is required to be dealt with by the court, the penalties can be quite serious and we recommend obtaining legal advice.
How Unlicensed Driving Occurs
Examples of unlicensed driving include the following:
- failing to renew your licence and driving while it is expired;
- never having held a driver licence; or
- not possessing the class of licence for the vehicle you are driving.
The Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995, provides that an infringement notice may be issued to a person for unlicensed driving.
However, there is a list of criteria to be satisfied to allow a person to be eligible for an infringement notice. If you have had an unblemished driving history for the five years preceding the contravention, you may be eligible for an infringement notice.
If you are convicted by the court for unlicensed driving, you may be liable to a monetary fine or be imprisoned for up to 1 year. In assessing what the likely penalty that could be imposed by the court, our lawyers will need to assess your traffic history and the facts surrounding the offence.
Obtaining Legal Representation
Brisbane Criminal Lawyers is a firm which assists clients with all types of criminal and traffic matters. If you have been charged with unlicensed driving and are required to go to court, our firm can provide you with legal advice and representation.
We are serious and aggressive when it comes to assisting our clients with any matter before the courts. Our firm regularly appear in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts and are prepared to assist you with your matter. Call (07) 3188 5765 for a free initial consultation.
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