Author: Nyman Gibson Miralis
Represented by Nyman Gibson Miralis
The Facts of the Case:
Pulled over by police for Random Breath Testing and asked to produce a licence; checks conducted and licence found to be suspended. Issued with a Field Court Attendance Notice to go to court
Case dismissed. The client did not know that his licence had been suspended as he had not received notification from the RMS (when it was known as the Roads and Traffic Authority, or RTA). We ran a defended hearing on the basis of lack of knowledge – and won.
Driving while suspended carries penalties that include a mandatory minimum disqualification period of 1 year for a first offence, and 2 years for a second or subsequent offence within 5 years. The fines are up to $2,200 for a first offence and $5,500 if a second or subsequent offence within 5 years. You can go to gaol for this offence.
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