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Plead not guilty

In order to be convicted of this offence, the police must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that:

  1. You, or a person employed or permitted by you, was driving;
  2. Without a license;
  3. Whilst not exempted.

If any of the above elements cannot be proven beyond reasonable doubt, then you will be found not guilty of the offence.

Our experienced criminal lawyers will advise you of your prospects of successfully defending any charge brought against you and fight to have you found not guilty of the offence.

Plead guilty

If you agree with what the police are alleging against you, the way to get the best result is often to plead guilty as it demonstrates remorse and contrition as well as meaning that you will be entitled to a discount on your sentence. The penalties for driving unlicensed vary depending on whether the offence is a first or subsequent offence. Below is a list of the maximum penalties for this type of offence:

Generally, penalties that a court can impose for any criminal offence in NSW are:

Our client was charged with drive unlicensed, use unregistered motor vehicle and use uninsured motor vehicle.

He was an aircraft engineer and desperately needed to maintain his clean record as his job required him to travel to very strict Middle Eastern countries.

Our lawyer appeared before Local Court Magistrate Mijovich at Liverpool and made submissions that he had no criminal record, significant family commitments and the detrimental effect a conviction would have on his employment.

Ultimately, His Honour gave our client a Section 10 with no further penalty. The client was very happy with the result.