The Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 at section 78 discusses the penalties imposed for unlicensed driving or disqualified driving. They can be as wide ranging as one month to five years depending on the circumstances. It is clear that unlicensed driving can be a serious offence and one that needs urgent attention and care.
It is important that you obtain advice as soon as you receive notification that your licence has been suspended and you are unlicensed. However, there are occasions when you are simply unaware.
There may be genuine reasons why you were not aware of that your licence had been suspended due to an accumulation of demerit points. It is important that you provide yourself with the best possible defence in these situations. If you have a matter before you concerning unlicensed driving, be in contact with us today to discuss the options available to you.