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Drive While Unlicenced VIC

The offence of driving while disqualified is different from driving while unlicensed. In the former, the driver is a holder of a license which has been suspended, cancelled or he has been ordered disqualified from driving. Still, the difference is that there is an existence of a license.

Meanwhile in driving while unlicensed, the driver is not a holder of a license or a permit authorizing him to drive. This offence may also be committed if there is a breach of the permit that gives the person the authority to drive.

Offenders may face penalties of fines, imprisonment or license disqualification. The registration for the motor vehicle used may also be cancelled.

Drivers who are holders of interstate licenses and have been continuously residing in Victoria for at least three months are required to obtain a Victorian driver's license. Failure to do so may make them liable for unlicensed driving.

Traffic offences are considered "Major Offences" under the law and thus attract heavy fines, periods of licence disqualification and possibly terms of imprisonment. If you have been charged with a traffic offence or are under Police investigation, it is important that you seek legal advice.

Disclaimer : This article is just a summary of the subject matter being discussed and should not be regarded as a comprehensive legal advice for you to defend yourself alone. If you are charged with criminal offences, it is recommended that you seek legal assistance from criminal lawyers.


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