A woman who claims she did not know her licence was suspended when she was caught driving, has avoided conviction.
The woman pleaded guilty in the Bendigo Magistrates' Court to driving while suspended and using an unregistered vehicle.
She was pulled over in Bendigo last November when police checks revealed her vehicle's registration had expired in April.
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Police found the woman's licence was suspended pending a medical review.
She told the officers she did not know her licence was suspended, and her mother handled matters like her registration.
The woman told the Bendigo Magistrates' Court she now had her licence back, but she had been unable to afford to get her car back after it was impounded on this occasion.
Magistrate Patrick Southey noted the woman had never been in trouble on the roads before.
He sentenced her to a 12-month good behaviour bond without conviction.
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