North Sydney Local Court
Represented by Solicitor and criminal defence lawyer
Case Facts: Client was prosecuted for Driving whilst his Licence was Cancelled after a ‘Disqualification’ for exceeding the speed limit above 30km/h. Client pleaded guilty to the offence. The client acknowledged receiving a letter from the RTA advising him that his licence was ‘Disqualified’, however, he honestly believed that he could continue driving on his current drivers licence when the disqualification ended. The law states that once the disqualification period has ended, you must obtain a valid driver’s licence from the RTA before you can drive.
The client was not aware that he was required to attend the RTA to re-apply for his drivers licence. Client had a poor traffic record with in excess of 10 offences in 9 years of driving.
Case Result: Charge was proven but dismissed under Section 10 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 with a good behaviour bond for 12 months. Client avoided a disqualification of 12 months, a fine of up to $2,200 and a potential jail term.