Driving Whilst Suspended

Driving whilst your license is suspended, disqualified, cancelled or refused is illegal under section 54 of the Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW).

The offence is committed by any person who drives a motor vehicle whilst their license is suspended.

The maximum penalty for a first time offender committing this offence is $3300 and a 6 month driving disqualification. For a second or greater time offender, the maximum penalty is $5500 and a 12 month driving qualification. In worst case scenarios, first time offenders may also be imprisoned for up to 6 months and for second time offenders within a 5 year period may face a maximum imprisonment period is 12 months.

Driving whilst suspended is a serious offence and regardless of whether you are a first time offender or not, a criminal conviction may be recorded if you are found guilty or plead guilty.

We may be able to defend this charge on the basis, if you were unaware that your licence was suspended. You can contact our experience drink driving lawyers to discuss the prospects of defending the charge.

If you intend to plead guilty our experience drink driving lawyers can represent you and and fight for a non-conviction.

The effect of a criminal conviction is significant. It will affect multiple aspects of your life. Employers often conduct police background checks on employee candidates as a common practise. These official checks not only reveal that a conviction is recorded but also the specific charge against you. Employers are well within their rights to take this into consideration when choosing whether to employee you or not.

Specific professions require that any criminal convictions be reported to their administration.

It is possible to avoid a criminal conviction and a disqualification period. Our dedicated team can represent you at any court. We have represented taxi drivers, uber drivers, bus drivers, tow truck drivers, courier drivers and everyday drivers. We will fight to achieve the best result possible for you. With our extensive knowledge of criminal and traffic law, you can be rest assured that you are receiving the best advice and representation possible.