The offences of driving whilst disqualified, suspended or unlicenced are treated very seriously by Courts in Victoria. There is a very real possibility that repeat offenders will receive a prison sentence or an alternative to full time custody, such as a suspended sentence.
For first time offenders there is little risk that you will go to prison. There may be a good explanation as to why you drove. If you can explain your reasons to the court, the court may elect not to convict you or impose a disqualification period.
The following pages have been designed to inform people charged with a driving whilst disqualified, cancelled or suspended offence what penalties are likely to be imposed by the court.
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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.