WORK drivers licences

If you are facing disqualification due to drink driving or drug driving but you need your licence for work purposes, we can assist you in applying to the Court for a work drivers licence (sometimes called a restricted licence).

 

There are a few prerequisites that must be met before we are legally permitted to make such an application. They include:

  1. You must hold a current Queensland drivers’ licence (both at the time of the offence and the time when the application is made);
  2. If drink driving, your blood alcohol reading must have been below 0.150;
  3. You must not have had your licence suspended or disqualified in the last 5 years (there are some exceptions in relation to SPER suspensions and Special Hardship Orders);
  4. You must not have been the holder of a work licence at the time or driving for work related purposes; and
  5. You must not have been not required to have a nil alcohol reading.

 

If the above conditions are all met, then the Court will determine whether you will suffer an extreme hardship through the loss of your licence (by depriving you of the means of earning a living) and whether you are a fit and proper person to hold a licence (having regard to your traffic history and any steps taken to address driving issues).  If the Court is satisfied, then you will be convicted of the offence and disqualified from driving but will retain the right to drive for work purposes only.

If you are looking for a lawyer who will provide you with personal attention and formidable representation, then Rawlings Criminal Law is here for you.

 

Book your initial free consultation and let’s get your problem sorted.

 

If you are looking for a lawyer who will provide you with personal attention and formidable representation, then Rawlings Criminal Law is here for you.

 

Book your initial free consultation and let’s get your problem sorted.