I want the judge to be aware that I was issued this driving license in deceit and therefore I'm not guilty of what I'm being charged with.
Yes, because to my best knowledge I exchanged the license following the correct procedure.
Yes, given that I was not able to get any evidence of my claims as the driving school is no longer in practice.
That's what my fear is, having no evidence of what turned out to be a scam as it has been such a long time since I first exchanged my license and the paperwork I was given I no longer have hold of.
Will they consider the fact that:
I do have the right to drive since 2008;
My Angolan license is a genuine document;
That the Portuguese authorities have now exchanged to a full Portuguese licence with entitlement dated back to 2008 just like the document found to be fraudulent.
Additional information: I'm female, 22 years old in full time education and have never been involved in any type of criminal activity whatsoever.
There is no way I would use it as a fake ID. The license found to be fraudulent had all my correct personal details, date of birth, full name, entitlement date, my picture, address, everything was accordingly. Reason why I would never suspect in the previous 5 years that it had a non existent driver's number.