You will be charged for driving while suspended if it is found that you were driving a motor vehicle during the suspension period imposed by the RMS. But, it does not mean that you are automatically guilty of the offence. If you were not aware of your suspension by the RMS, then you may not be guilty of the offence.
The law will consider the defense of “honest and reasonable mistake of fact’. You need to establish that at the relevant time you were not aware of suspension.You should contact a lawyer at the earliest opportunity before going to court.
The maximum fine that can be imposed for the offence is $3,300. There is an automatic disqualification period of 12 months,
For the second offence, in case of driving whilst suspended the automatic period of disqualification is 2 years and there will be a maximum fine of $5,500.
In the case, where you were suspended for a nonpayment of fines and this is your first offence then the court will be more inclined to exercise leniency.
If you are charged with a traffic offence, contact Chris Kalpage, the head solicitor of Kalpage & Co Solicitors, 24/7, rather than facing worry and uncertainty on your own. For more details on driving while suspended, call us (02) 9230 0448 / 0418 211 074 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org