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Unlawful license disqualifed

Can your licence be disqualifed based on a third parties request? Would love an urgent answer.

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Hi there. All drivers in New South Wales must hold a valid licence. If a person commits a serious driving offence or a series of driving offences, a court may decide to disqualify that person from driving as a type of penalty. If a court orders that a driver be disqualified, the driver’s licence will be automatically cancelled. It is an offence to drive whilst your licence is suspended or cancelled.

Only the police can prosecute a driver for a driving offence and only a court can decide whether the person should be disqualified from driving as a result of their offending conduct. It is not possible for a private person to request that another person be disqualified from driving or that their licence be cancelled.

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More information about driving laws and offences in New South Wales can be found on the Roads & Maritime website at www.rms.nsw.gov.au. If you require further information about your legal rights as a driver, you should consider speaking to a lawyer. By pressing the “Consult a Lawyer” button, LawAdvisor can help you search for experienced lawyers and obtain fee proposals for their services. Costs for legal advice and representation will vary between providers based on experience and the scope of services.

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