The Chief Recovery Officer has specific powers regarding debtors who incur fines and debts relating to driving while unlicensed.
Where a person:
- has been found guilty, or has expiated, on at least two occasions an offence relating to driving while unlicensed [see Motor Vehicles Act 1959 (SA) s 74]; and
- the debt payable relates, at least in part, to an offence of driving while unlicensed; and
- since committing the offence to which the debt relates, the person has not committed any further offences of driving while unlicensed; and
- since committing the offence to which the debt relates, the person has obtained a driver's licence
See Fines Enforcement and Debt Recovery Act 2017 (SA) ss 16 and 21.
The Chief Recovery Officer cannot decide to waive all or part of the debt if a similar determination has been made in the past [see ss 16(2) and 21(2)].
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