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QLD No Drivers Licence, Unregistered and Fake Plates - Can Car Get Impounded?

Discussion in 'Traffic Law Forum' started by Michelle-Brockie, 10 January 2015.

  1. Michelle-Brockie

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    Can your car get impounded on you first traffic law offence for unlicensed (no drivers licence), unregistered and false plate's, but your CTP car insurance is current?
     
  2. John R

    John R Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Michelle-Brockie,
    I assume that you were charged with at least two (2) Type 2 offences:
    1. driving a vehicle that is uninsured and unregistered; and
    2. driving without a licence or when your licence has been suspended.
    In relation to Type 2 offences:
    1. if you are charged with only one (1) Type 2 offence in the past five years, then the Queensland Police generally have no right to impound your car; and
    2. if you were charged with two (2) Type 2 offences (as assumed above), then the Queensland Police generally have the right to impound your car for seven days.
    Further information:
    Why do you think that having Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance is relevant? I can only assume that it may assist you to support a contention that the car was previously registered.

    I would strongly encourage you to engage a lawyer or Legal Aid to assist you in relation to this matter.
    Hope this helps. Please keep us updated with your progress.
     
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  3. Michelle-Brockie

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    no I have full comprehensive and Third party insurance I want to take my car tova mecanic and so forth to
     
  4. John R

    John R Well-Known Member

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    What offences were you specifically charged with?
     
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  5. Phildo

    Phildo Well-Known Member

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    It will depend on the law in your state.

    Here in WA, a vehicle will be impounded for 28 days (first offence) if either the vehicle or driver is unlicenced.

    False plates could also add to this - possible fraud (although unlikely).

    An unlicenced vehicle can be moved with a permit. If the driver is unlicenced then he/she is not legally allowed to drive any vehicle (unless it is something extreme, such as saving a human life).

    CTP probably won't apply as the conditions of it will include that both the car and driver are legally licenced.
     
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