Under Australian law, all drivers must have an appropriate and valid driver’s license. If your license has been disqualified, it is illegal for you to drive a motor vehicle.
There are a number of reasons why you may be a disqualified driver, including an accumulation of demerit points, an expired license, or your license being taken away by the court.
The penalty that the courts can impose for unlicensed driving charges varies mainly depending on the reason that your license was originally taken from you. Typically, these unlicensed driving penalties can be a fine, an extended period of license disqualification, or a period of imprisonment. For more information on penalties, what the police must prove, and possible defences, please continue through to our unlicensed driving articles.
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