If you have been previously convicted of a driving while suspended offence, the court will consider increasing the penalty when the driver is caught driving again.
If the driver has been previously convicted, and is facing a second conviction, the court WILL consider a jail term for up to six (6) months.
The court justifies the jail term by reasoning that;
- The driver didn’t listen to a police officer telling them not to drive.
- The driver didn’t listen to the Justice of the Peace for the first conviction telling them not to drive.
- The driver was fined for the first driving while suspended, but still continues to drive.
- The driver has a disrespect for the law.
The court therefore may feel that all reasonable efforts have been made by the government to stop the driver driving, but they continue to do so, subsequently the only alternative is to send the driver to jail.