Unlicenced driving can be dealt with by way of infringement notice on the side of the road, issued by a member of police. It usually depends on which subsection applies.
Circumstances where an accused person is driving without a licence in circumstances where they have previously been disqualified by the court for drink or drug driving is the most serious category of unlicenced driving.
If it is simply an offence under subsection (2) of section 18 of the Road Safety Act 1986, then police have no power to forfeit or impound your motor vehicle. But if subsection (3) applies, the court can order that the motor vehicle concerned be immobilised (whether by wheel clamps or any other means) for a period of up to 12 months.
Different penalties apply in relation to unlicenced driving, to ascertain what penalty applies to you, you should call our office to make an appointment to discuss your case with one of our experienced traffic lawyers.
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