Driving While Licence Suspended Under Infringements Act 2006

Driving while licence suspended under Infringements Act 2006 is the sort of charge regularly heard in the Magistrates Court.

This charge is generally laid in situations where a person drives a motor vehicle on a highway whilst their licence is suspended under the Infringements Act 2006 because of non-payment of fines under an infringement warrant.

In essence to prove this charge the Police must prove that the accused drove a motor vehicle on a highway and at the time their licence was suspended under the Infringements Act.

Defences to this can be a factual dispute or where the offence occurred at the time of an emergency.

You should ring us and discuss your case if you have been charged.

Deciding on whether to plead guilty or not has important implications for you and should be made after proper discussions with a criminal lawyer.

This is legislation that comes from section 30AA of the Road Safety Act 1986.

Possible Defences

  • Honest and Reasonable Mistake of Belief
  • Factual Dispute and Concept of Beyond Reasonable Doubt
  • Charges are Statute Barred
  • Sudden or Extraordinary Emergency

Penalties

  • Deferral of Sentencing
  • Diversion
  • Without Conviction Order
  • Adjournment of the Charges on Undertaking (Good Behaviour Bond)
  • Fine
  • Community Corrections Order
  • Suspended Prison Sentence
  • Term of Imprisonment

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