When he went to court again for that, to avoid reference to his previous conviction, my evidence began "I had reason to believe he had no driving licence........." which triggered another outburst. Anyway, second time round in as many weeks he was disqualified and got the warning that his disqualification began immediately. He had learned at least one lesson because he had brought another driver with him. All a long time ago.
One area/road I ride down is an approach to a major Police station (that is big enough to always have at least 10 Police cars parked outside, manned and open 24/7, loads of Police in local supermarket at lunchtime buying their sandwiches, etc.). And riding on the less that less than 1 mile to the Police station you can pretty well be guaranteed to see at least one or 2 drivers breaking the highway code/law. When I was young and just passed my test we knew where all the Police stations were and understood that you get more Police (and Police cars) closer to Police stations so were always very careful about speed and driving standard as we got near any Police station. Yet these days people seem so confident they will not be caught (even if observed by the Police) they don't bother.
Same as your offender without a license getting in their car to illegally drive away from court having been "done" for the same offence. They were just confident they would not get "done".
It all further illustrates to me how lax road enforcement has got these days and why we (cyclists) so often see so many breaking the rules e.g. mobile phone use).