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10 Practical tips for representing yourself

Drive Whilst Suspended and Police Suspension Notices

If you are pulled over by the Police and told that your licence is being suspended (this may be because of an over 30kmph / 45kmph speeding offence, or for a mid-range or high-range drink driving charge) you should be issued with a properly completed, written suspension notice that satisfies the requirements of the road transport legislation.

A failure by the Police to properly issue such a notice may provide a complete defence to any subsequent charge of the offence 'Drive Whilst Suspended'.

For example, in a recent case, a person was pulled over by the Police and repeatedly told by the Officer that his licence was being suspended on the spot for a period of six months. However, the police failed to issue a written suspension notice. The person was again pulled over by the Police later on the same day and charged with the offence of 'Drive Whilst Suspended' under the then section 25A of the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Act 1998 now 654 of the Road Transport Act. The fact that he had been verbally advised of the suspension of his licence did not satisfy all of the elements of the offence and, following successful representations to the Police from Armstrong Legal, the charge was withdrawn by the Police.


where to next?

In NSW, traffic offences are treated seriously. Therefore, it is important to get competent legal advice as early as possible, whether you have received a penalty notice, had your licence suspended or been charged with a serious offence. Our lawyers are highly experienced and understand the difficulties you face without a licence. We can guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.

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