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Chloecityrad

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Hi guys,

Currently my license is disqualified for one more month. I was recently apprehended by police, they came to my house saying the seen me driving 20 minutes prior, I was charged and released on bail with conditions of not to be behind a motor vehicle. My date to get my license again is before my court appearance. So am I innocent until proven guilty and allowed to drive when the initial disqualification period ends?
 

Tim W

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Are you currently suspended, or disqualified?
 

Chloecityrad

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I'm actually confused. Because when I went to court last I received a disqualification for 6 months and it ends May 2nd. However, in my letter from my lawyer it says this and also he (the judge) suspended your license, he did not cancel it.
 

Tim W

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Disqualified means that you are unlicensed for the period of the disqualification.
However, your licence is not automatically restored at the end of the disqualification period - you will have to re-apply.
And no, there is no grace period etc.
Have a read of this.
 

Chloecityrad

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Thanks champ. I'll have to reapply, yes. So I'll know then if I'm able to drive again or have to wait until my court dates. Cheers
 

Tim W

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Once you do get your licence back, be sure to also apply for
a variation in your bail conditions... cob.