The penalty for driving whilst suspended in Victoria will by up to 30 penalty units for a first offence, and up to 240 penalty units for subsequent offences. However, the court may choose to sentence the offender to imprisonment, which can be up to 4 months for a first offence and 2 years for subsequent offences. In any case, the court will most likely increase the period of suspension. In some cases the court may cancel the driver’s licence or make an order that the offender complete some kind of community service.
Facing driving whilst suspended charges in Australia
If you are facing driving whilst suspended charges that you believe is unjust, then you should contact a lawyer. Admitting to a charge will most likely result in you losing your licence or being suspended for longer. If you choose to defend the charge, there is a possibility that you may not lose your licence. Crim Legal have successfully overturned countless suspended driving offences over our many years of experience. Call us today on 1300 388 298 to get some quality professional advice.