For many people a vaild driver’s licence is an essential requirement of their employment. To face losing your licence can have serious and significant financial and practical implications for you and your family.
We can represent you in relation to most traffic charges, negotiate with police to try and dismiss / reduce the charge, defend you if you are not quilty of the offence or enter a plea in mitigation to attempt to obtain you the minimum statutory penalty for your offence.
In some cases, if convicted of a driving offence or in the event of a loss of demerit points you may be eligible for a restricted licence. To be eligible you must be able to demonstrate that without a restricted licence you or your family would suffer severe and unusual hardship. By way of example, severe and unusual hardship would constitute a loss of employment. Alternatively, your children could not get to and from school by any other means, or there may be a medical issue in your family that necessitates an ability to drive at short notice.
Some people are precluded from obtaining a restricted licence under any circumstance. If your blood alcohol level is over three times the legal limit (0.15) you are excluded. If you have a recent prior conviction or if you were a provisional driver who has been charged with an alcohol related offence you may also be excluded from applying.
We invite you to schedule an appointment to discuss your legal needs and how we can obtain the best result under difficult circumstances for you.