What is the offence?
It is an offence to drive in Queensland without a valid driver’s licence. Examples of situations where a person is considered unlicenced include where their licence has been:-
- Disqualified by a court order;
- Suspended by SPER (State Penalties Enforcement Registry) for unpaid fines;
- Suspended due to accumulating too many demerit points; and
- Failing to renew a licence after it has already expired.
What is the penalty?
The penalty ranges from fines to imprisonment for a period of 1 – 18 months. In addition, a licence disqualification can be imposed for a period of at least 1 month and up to 5 years for very serious offenders.
Please contact us if you have been charged with an offence of unlicenced driving.