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WA Car Accident and No Drivers Licence - Penalties?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by lep, 3 August 2015.

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  1. lep

    lep Member

    3 August 2015
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    Unlicensed driver getting into a car accident. How much trouble is he in?
  2. Tracy B

    Tracy B Well-Known Member

    24 December 2014
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    Hi Lep,

    Driving without a licence is a serious traffic offence. Why was the driver without a licence? Was it suspended? Were they from overseas? Did they never obtain a licence?

    If you are charged with just driving without a licence, you could be fined or be imprisoned up to 18 months, depending on your previous driving history, criminal history and circumstances of the offence (Road Traffic Act 1974 (WA) section 49). Given you were in an accident, you could be further charged with careless driving, or its more serious offence of dangerous driving. These will incur higher penalties.

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