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You can be charged with the offence of drive whilst suspended where you drive any motor vehicle on a road (or road related area) during the period that your licence has been suspended by the Roads and Maritime Service.

If you are found guilty of driving while suspended, the Court will generally disqualify you for the mandatory disqualification period as set out in the traffic legislation. The Court also has the power to disqualify you from driving for a further period in certain circumstances. In broad terms, the mandatory disqualification period is usually the minimum disqualification period the Court will give you if you are found guilty of this offence. The maximum penalties for the offence of drive while suspended are:

  • A maximum fine of $3,300
  • The mandatory disqualification period of 12 months, or under certain circumstances a mandatory disqualified period of 3 months where you have been suspended for the non-payment of a fines.
  • In certain situations, the Court can give you an unlimited maximum disqualification period.

Depending on the circumstances of the offence, you may have a defence available to you. The Court generally takes into account all of the facts and circumstances surrounding the offence of drive whilst suspended, as well as your traffic record, when determining whether or not the Court will record a conviction for driving whilst suspended. Where the Court exercises its discretion not to convict you, generally this will mean that you will not be disqualified from driving.

You should seek legal advice about whether there are any defences available to you, to the offence of drive whilst suspended.  If you feel that you have a defence to the charge of drive whilst suspended, you should contact an experienced traffic lawyer at Navado to give you legal advice on whether there is a defence available to you.

If you would like to meet with one of our traffic lawyers and solicitors for a free initial consultation, you can contact our office and discuss you matter with us.  You will be able to meet us in our Sydney CBD office, or arrange to see us at one of our branch offices conveniently located across the Sydney metropolitan area including, Liverpool, Parramatta, North Sydney and Bondi Junction. 

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