Traffic Law

Traffic Law

Your drivers licence is a privilege issued by the State Government, not a right. The law provides for mandatory disqualification of a drivers licence for certain offences including drink and or drug driving. You may be eligible for a Special Hardship Order where you have accrued too many demerit points. If you have been charged with drink or drug driving then you may be eligible for a Restricted Licence.

Special Hardship Orders

 

If you have received notice of a licence suspension for demerit points, you may be able to apply for a Special Hardship Order. Our representatives have the skills to ensure that the process is completed properly, the first time.

 

You may be eligible for a Special Hardship Order where:

  • you have been charged with driving more than 40km over the speed limit;
  • you receive more than one demerit point while driving in a Good Behaviour Period;
  • you have been charged with driving more than 40km over the speed limit and you have more than one demerit point on your traffic history while you were in a Good Behaviour Period; and
  • you need your licence to either do your job, or to get to and from work or for some other special circumstance such as medical appointments.

Drink Driving

Where you have been charged with a drink or drug driving offence, you may be eligible for the granting of a Restricted Licence. If you have any questions about this area of the law, we will help you.

 

You may be eligible for a Restricted Licence where:

  • you have been charged with drink driving – blood alcohol concentration,  failing to provide a specimen of breath at the roadside, or driving with a relevant drug in the blood or saliva; and
  • you intend to plead guilty to the offence; and
  • you need your drivers licence for work.

You won’t be eligible where you:

  • have been charged with being under the influence of liquor (0.15 percent or more);
  • have been convicted of a drink driving offence anywhere for the last five years;
  • were driving for your job when you were caught by police;
  • were driving under a learner licence or provisional licence (zero blood alcohol concentration);
  • have been convicted of dangerous driving in the last five years;
  • have been disqualified, suspended or cancelled in the last five years (except SPER suspension over unpaid fines and where your licence was suspended for 24 hours after being charged for a drink driving offence).

 

If you have been charged by police for any other driving related offences, call us for a review of the facts. You should note that there may be certain criminal defences open to you based on the facts as provided by police. In order to improve the chances of reducing any penalty or having the charges withdrawn, you should always speak to a legal practitioner. Contact us to discuss your options.

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