There are several ways a person can be detected as driving without a driving licence:
- Never bothered to get one;
- Didn’t bother to renew one;
- Lost because fine default;
- Lost because of demerit points;
- Lost because of a specific offence;
- Lost because of a judicial order;
- Didn’t bother to renew following a cancellation, suspension or disqualification.
This section will look at some of the offences and circumstances which result in a driver losing their driving privileges.
There are some instances where an offender can be imprisoned for driving without a licence, so this is an area to be taken seriously. Repeat offences carry mandatory disqualification periods and can result in the loss of driving privileges for years.
A driving licence is often crucial to people to be able to work, shop and parent their children. The courts refer to driving privileges, and the right to drive is a privilege, but also, often a necessity.
If you wish to challenge an outcome that has resulted in the loss of your licence, see our section on Licence appeal [CAN THIS BE A LINK TO LINK TO THE LICENCE APPEAL SECTION PLEASE.]
If you have been lost your driving privileges, and you would like assistance to understand your options, including licence appeals, J Sutton Associates, have a NSW Law Society recognised Accredited Specialist in criminal law, with decades of experience acting for people in these situations. Call 02 8080 8055 for personalised advice and service.