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.
In some of these circumstances, you may be able to lodge an appeal to regain your licence, either on a temporary basis until a court appearance e.g. after some roadside suspensions or Roads and Maritime Service administrative decisions, or more permanently e.g. following a decision to suspend a licence for loss of points.
On face value, a licence appeal seems like a straightforward proposition to embark on, it is often not the case, this is a particularly complicated area to navigate. You will only get one chance to get the appeal right. It must be conducted in a competent manner to ensure the best chance of success.
If you wish to lodge an appeal against a loss of licence, and you would like assistance to understand your options, J Sutton Associates, have NSW Law Society recognised Accredited Specialists in criminal law, with decades of experience acting for people in these situations. Call 02 8080 8055 for personalised advice and service.