A Barnawartha woman has got a month to find somewhere to live in NSW or else risk the possibility of yet again landing in jail for disqualified driving.
Megan Jayne Pitts was given an indicative sentence this week of 12 months' jail for her latest of what has been a string of such offences over the years.
But magistrate Rodney Brender told Pitts he would not sentence her until September 24 so she could obtain a NSW residence.
Her ordered that she be assessed for the possibility of home detention, which could not be done if she continued to live in Victoria.
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Pitts already had nine convictions for disqualified driving, Mr Brender said, her most recent resulting in a 10-month jail term plus another three-year licence disqualification.
When she was arrested by police for her latest offending, Pitts was already serving just over nine years off the road - from December 14, 2012, to January 14, 2022.
Defence lawyer Tim Hemsley told Mr Brender that Pitts had a NSW address that she "may be able to live at".
Mr Hemsley said Pitts' history was such that she only offended when she was not living at her parents home at Barnawartha.
Pitts, 33, pleaded guilty to a second offence charge of disqualified driving, along with using an unregistered vehicle and an uninsured vehicle.
That stemmed from an incident that happened just four months after her previous appearance in court on a charge of disqualified driving.
The court was told how police were doing routine mobile breath testing in Albury last October 27 about 5.30pm when they saw a grey Holden Commodore without number plates heading north on Nathan Avenue.
They then saw the driver turn left into the car park of a block of units in Crisp Street.
She was asked for her driver's licence, but replied: "Nah, I haven't got one. I'm disqualified."
When asked about the missing number plates, Pitts told them she had asked the owner if the car was stolen "but I don't think it is".
"I know it's not registered as there (are) no plates on it. I figured that part out."