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Hi Chris, whats the maximum sentence a court can impose for

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Hi Chris, what's the maximum sentence a court can impose for driving while disqualified (1st offence)?

christhelawyer : HiWelcome to JustAnswer. My first response will follow shortly. Please feel free to follow up if anything is not clear
christhelawyer : From the Land Transport Act
christhelawyer : (3)If a person is convicted of a first or second offence against subsection (1),—(a)the maximum penalty is imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or a fine not exceeding $4,500; and(b)the court must order the person to be disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver licence for 6 months or more.
christhelawyer : Subsection 1 says
christhelawyer : (1)A person commits an offence if the person drives a motor vehicle on a road—(a)while disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver licence; or(b)contrary to an alcohol interlock licence, a zero alcohol licence, or a limited licence; or(c)while his or her driver licence is suspended or revoked.
christhelawyer : The minimum is 6 months further loss of licence which starts from the current disqualification
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