Any person who drives a motor vehicle on a public road after their licence has been disqualified by a court is committing an offence. If charged with this offence, you should contact Josh McKenzie and James McLoughlin at McKenzie McLoughlin Law. Both Josh and James are experienced traffic lawyers. They will assess your case and give you honest legal advice.
From 28 October 2017, new penalties came into effect. In respect of the available penalties, a court may exercise its discretion and decide not to record a conviction. This can be a critically important decision for a client, particularly when there is a real need for a licence. However, if a court does decide to convict a person for the offence of driving whilst disqualified, the court must then disqualify a person from driving for the mandatory period set by law.
What are the penalties?
For a first offence, the penalties include a maximum fine of $3,300 and / or imprisonment up to 6 months. In addition, there is an automatic disqualification period of 6 months with a minimum disqualification of 3 months.
For a second offence, the penalties include a maximum fine of $5,500 and / or imprisonment up to 6 months. In addition, there is an automatic disqualification period of 12 months with a minimum disqualification of 6 months.
Why choose Josh and James at McKenzie McLoughlin Law?
Josh and James live and breathe the motto, “There are two sides to every story, let us tell yours.” This is particularly important in traffic matters. Courts will need to hear evidence or submissions on your behalf which explains the circumstances as to why you may have driven. Due to our high level of experience in traffic matters, particularly as former prosecutors, McKenzie McLoughlin is the intelligent choice for legal representation. Our experience is your advantage.