What is the offence?
It is an offence in Queensland to drive while disqualified by a court order.
What is the penalty?
A person who has been convicted of an offence of disqualified driving faces a fine of up to $6,000 or 18 months imprisonment. In addition, their licence will be disqualified for a further period of between 2 – 5 years.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: If I am caught driving while disqualified, can I apply for a work licence?
A: No. If you are caught driving while disqualified, you will be disqualified again and there are no options available to you if you need to drive during the period of disqualification.
Q: Is disqualified driving a serious offence?
A: Yes it is. The court views these offences as being very serious because it assumes that the driver ignored the court order not to drive. One of the most common reasons why people are sent to prison is because they have been caught driving while disqualified.
Please contact us immediately if you have been charged with a disqualified driving offence.