During a hearing that lasted about 45 minutes, the two charges he faces under the Data Protection Law, relating to material published on his blog, were also presented. Data protection offences attract unlimited fines.
Much of the hearing was taken up by legal argument as the Senator sought to establish grounds on which he would be able to make applications to have all the charges against him dismissed.
Senator Syvret (43) denied charges of driving without a licence and failing to notify the relevant authorities of a change of address. He entered the not-guilty pleas after being told by Assistant Magistrate Bridget Shaw that the prosecution would have to release more information to him as part of the rules of disclosure if he pleaded not guilty.
Senator Syvret, whose address was given as Rue de Parcq, Grouville, will appear in court again next Wednesday to make an application that the prosecutions against him are an abuse of process and that the data protection offences should be struck out.