If you don’t want to get caught up in the legal web of penalties from hefty fines to imprisonment, make sure that your license is always up to date and not expired. Penalties for driving with an expired license varies from case to case, but in most cases, the police and the courts regard driving with an expired license as a blatant disregard for the law and other road users.
The offences of driving with an expired or cancelled licence are covered under sections 53 and 54 of the Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW), and different penalties apply to those offences if you:
If you are caught driving without a current license, you need an experienced traffic lawyer by your side.
The range of penalties start from traffic infringements and lead up to prison. The kinds of penalties you could face depending on whether you are a first-time offender or a repeated offender, as well as the circumstances surrounding the offending behavior. For example, if you are a first-time offender, your penalty wouldn’t be so harsh. Or if your license is only just expired, you may not even be charged at all, but given a police warning instead. However, if you are a repeat offender driving with your license cancelled, you might not be so fortunate.
If you are charged with a traffic offence, there are certain things that you can do in order to ensure that you make the best of the situation you are in.
Firstly, be polite. If you are found to be driving with an expired license by a police officer, your behaviour will be recorded and may be used in court a lot of things. So be courteous and respectful towards the officer.
Secondly, don’t say too much. The more you talk, the greater the chance you talk yourself into an admission.
Thirdly, speak to an experienced Traffic Lawyers and obtain some advice on how to best approach your matter.
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