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Driving Whilst Disqualified

Disqualification from driving is a penalty that may be imposed by a court when you are convicted of an offence related to driving a motor vehicle. 

A person whose licence is suspended is prohibited from driving and could be heavily fined for:

  • driving on a road or road related area a motor vehicle of the class to which the suspended driver licence relates, or
  • making an application for a driver licence during the period of suspension for a motor vehicle of the class to which the suspended driver licence relates and in respect of such an application state his or her name falsely or incorrectly or omit to mention the suspension.

If a person violates the suspension, in determining the penalty or period of disqualification, the court will consider the effect of the penalty and period of disqualification on the person’s employment and his ability to pay the outstanding fine.

These provisions are taken from the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Act 1998 Section 25A.

Traffic offences are considered "Major Offences" under the law and thus attract heavy fines, periods of licence disqualification and possibly terms of imprisonment.

Disclaimer : This article is just a summary of the subject matter being discussed and should not be regarded as a comprehensive legal advice for you to defend yourself alone. If you are charged with criminal offences, it is recommended that you seek legal assistance from criminal lawyers.

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