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VIC Son Caught Driving on Suspended Drivers Licence - Traffic Law Penalties?

Discussion in 'Traffic Law Forum' started by M.G.M, 5 October 2015.

  1. M.G.M

    M.G.M Active Member

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    Hi, i was wondering if someone could give my some information, as im stressing. My 20yr old son has been caught driving 3 times within 4 moths on a suspended drivers licence. What are the Traffic Law penalties in Victoria? He doesn't have a criminal record and his never been to court before?

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  2. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

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    Hi M.G.M,

    The penalties for driving on a suspended licence are:

    • fine of up to 30 penalty units (each penalty unit is around $150) for a first offence of driving while suspended
    • fine of up to 240 penalty units if you have been found guilty of driving while suspended before.
    Your licence suspension period can also be extended. Or a Magistrate can cancel your licence or permit for a certain period of time or make a court order stopping you from applying for a licence or permit for a certain amount of time.

    Or instead of giving you a fine a court can send you to jail for 4 months for a first offence or 2 years for a second offence or more.
     
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  3. M.G.M

    M.G.M Active Member

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    hi Sophea,
    thank you for your reply. My son had his court case 2 weeks ago. He got a $1000.00 fine and his licence suspended for a month.. i think he got off lightly... but he has learnt his lesson ... he's now back on his push bike...
     
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