In New South Wales, the offence of "Drive while unlicensed/never licensed" is defined under Section 53 of the Road Transport Act 2013. This offence occurs when a person operates a motor vehicle on a public road without holding a valid driver’s licence or if they have never been issued a driver’s license.


Under this legislation, it is a serious offence to drive without a valid Driver s licence or if you have never obtained a Driver s licence. The penalties for driving while unlicensed or never licenced can vary depending on the circumstances and the individual’s prior driving history. Here are some key points to be aware of:


1. Penalties: The penalties for this offense can include a Maximum Fine of $2,200 with a period of Licence disqualification from driving to be determined by the Court etc. The specific penalties imposed can vary based on factors such as the category of licence required, the person’s previous driving record, and any aggravating factors involved.


2. Defences: In certain situations, there may be valid defence or exception to the offence of driving while unlicensed or never licensed. For example, it is a defence if a person can demonstrate that they were not the driver of the vehicle at the time of the offence. It is critical that a person facing this charge obtain legal advice prior to going to Court.


3. Repeat Offences: Repeat offences for driving while unlicensed or never licensed can result in more severe penalties. If an individual has been previously convicted of this offence, they may face increased fines, longer licence disqualifications, and potentially even imprisonment.


It’s important to note that traffic laws can change over time, so it’s always recommended to seek legal advice to obtain the most accurate and up to date information regarding your situation.


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It is very important that you speak with a lawyer so that you can get the appropriate legal advice which you require prior to going to court.


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*This article correctly reflects the Laws of NSW as at 31st October 2023.


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