It is prohibited by law and the offender can be disqualified from holding a license for at least 1 month to a maximum of 6 months. The offender can also be fined and/or imprisoned for up to a year.
There are instances when a driver’s license is immediately suspended due to serious violations such as:
If you have not paid any fines imposed by a court (State Penalties Enforcement Registry) or you have gained too many demerit points your licence will be suspended or you have received a conviction for driving over 40 k/hour past the speed limit.
If you have been convicted of driving unlicensed the court will have to disqualify you from using a driver licence for a minimum of 1 month and up to 6. You may receive a fine of $4400 or even be imprisoned for up to 12 months.
There are situations where Immediate suspension may take place which include failure to provide a specimen of breath or blood to the police when requested or you have been charged with a low level drink driving offence or while an earlier similar charge is still pending or you have been charged with driving under the influence or with the dangerous driving of a motor vehicle while affected by an intoxicating substance.
If you are convicted of unlicensed driving, the court must disqualify you from holding a driver licence for 2 to 5 years. You may also receive a fine of up to $4,400, or be imprisoned for up to 1 year.
If convicted, the disqualification from holding a license may range between 2 to 5 years.
If you have been charged with a traffic offence, it is important that you seek legal advice. Contact our Criminal lawyers .