Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has been sentenced to 250 hours of community service, a six-month driving ban and a £1,000 fine after pleading guilty at Macclesfield Magistrates' Court to driving while disqualified and without insurance.
Magistrates have retired to consider their sentencing options in the case of Carlos Tevez.
The footballer has admitted driving while disqualified.
Tevez was originally banned for failing to respond to police letters over speeding tickets.
He insisted he hadn't understood them.
The striker's lawyer insists a lengthy period of disqualification has "already been served" and that he should face a "community penalty."
Carlos Tevez has pleaded guilty to driving whilst disqualified and without insurance.
Tevez was caught driving in Mottram on March 7th. He was banned in January.
Police followed the striker from Mottram Golf Club after an anonymous tip off. He was stopped and said: "I only live down the road."
Manchester City footballer Carlos Tevez will appear in court this morning charged with driving offences.
The 29-year-old is accused of driving while disqualified and driving without insurance following his arrest in March. Tevez will appear at Macclesfield Magistrates Court.
Manchester City footballer Carlos Tevez has been charged with driving while disqualified and driving without insurance, Cheshire Police said.
The Argentinian striker was arrested near his home in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, last Thursday.
He answered bail at Cheshire Police's custody suite in Middlewich today where he was formally charged.
Tevez was further bailed to appear at Macclesfield Magistrates Court on April 3.
Manchester City footballer Carlos Tevez was allegedly at the wheel of a white Porsche Cayenne when he was held by police yesterday as a result of "information provided".
He was taken to a nearby police station for questioning before being bailed.
A spokesman for Manchester City said the club considered it a police matter and that they will not be making any comment.
Manchester City player Carlos Tevez has been arrested in Cheshire on suspicion of driving while disqualified, police sources have told the Press Association. He has been released on police bail.
Tevez was banned from driving for six months in January and ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £1,540.
Manchester City's Carlos Tevez was disqualified from driving for six month because he failed to understand the word "constabulary" on official letters from the police, a court heard.
The Argentine striker, 28, was disqualified from driving and ordered to pay a total in fines and costs of £1,540 at a hearing at Manchester Magistrates' Court.
Tevez, who did not attend the hearing in person, pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to furnish information which relate to incidents in which his car was clocked speeding.
The court heard he received letters from the police in relation to the offences but he failed to respond because he did not recognise the word constabulary.
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has been banned from driving for failing to provide information to police after being clocked speeding in Morecambe.
In a separate incident, the player’s Porsche Panamera was impounded in Manchester earlier this month as he could not produce a full UK driving licence.
The 28-year-old Argentinean mimicked driving a vehicle two days later after he scored in a home win against Aston Villa on November 17.
Argentinian international, Carlos Tevez, has revealed his desire to stay at Manchester City ahead of tonight's Premier League showdown with Manchester United.
"This club has been building something special for the last few years," he told the Manchester Evening News.
"It was the project and the dream that made me come to City in the first place.
"I've been here since the start of that project and I share the same vision as Sheikh Mansour.
"He has always been brilliant with me and I want to repay his faith and stay here as long as it takes to make the project a success.
"I am an ambitious person. I want to work hard and win things with City. That's all that matters to me, as a player and a person."