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Obtain A Licence By False Declaration

A relevant law that refers to making false declaration in general is Criminal Code Section 194

Said law provides that a person commits a misdemeanour when he makes a declaration which he knows in false in material particular, whether or not the person is permitted or required by law to make the declaration, before a person authorized by law to take or receive declarations.

The maximum penalty for the misdemeanour is 3 years imprisonment.

In getting a driver’s license, the first stage in Queensland’s Graduated Licensing System is to get a learner permit. A learner driver must be at least 16 years old. Hence, the applicant must truthfully declare his age, aside from his name and address. From a learner permit, the driver graduates to a P1, P2 and open license. Right from the start, in the application for learner license or open license, forms will be filled up.

Providing false information in these forms is illegal. Lying to the Department of Transportation and Main Roads could lead to stiff fines and based on the Criminal Code, imprisonment.

Drink driving offences are considered "Major Offences" under the law and thus attract heavy fines, periods of licence disqualification and possibly terms of imprisonment.

Disclaimer : This article is just a summary of the subject matter being discussed and should not be regarded as a comprehensive legal advice for you to defend yourself alone. If you are charged with criminal offences, it is recommended that you seek legal assistance from criminal lawyers.


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