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A restricted licence is the formal name given by the law to the permission which a court can give a person to continue driving during a period of mandatory disqualification following a drink or drug driving offence in Queensland.
The more common name for a restricted licence is a work licence. Information pertaining to restricted/work licences is contained here.
There are a number of requirements that must be fulfilled for you to be eligible for a restricted drivers licence.
If you meet the above requirements, you may make an application to the Court for a work licence. You must show the Court two things:
If you are applying for a work licence, this needs to be indicated to the Magistrate on the first date set for your drink driving matter.
The matter will then be adjourned and in that time you will be required to prepare an affidavit stating your need for a licence. An affidavit from your employer will also be required stating that you will lose your job if you have no licence. If you are self-employed, that information should be contained in your affidavit.
Once the matter returns to court for a second hearing, your employer will also be required to attend court. It is possible that both you and your employer will be required to give evidence.
It is important that you read very carefully the conditions of a work licence if one is granted, your licence will be subject to restrictions, such as:-
If you drive outside of those conditions, that will be a breach of the work licence. Your work licence will be cancelled. It is likely you will also be charged with breaching the restricted licence, which is a criminal offence and carries further penalties.
Traffic offences are treated seriously in Queensland. If you have been in an accident, received a licence suspension or received a charge and summons to attend court, it is important to obtain competent legal advice as early as possible. Our lawyers are highly experienced and understand the difficulties you face without a licence. We can guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.
Contact Armstrong Legal:
Brisbane: (07) 3229 4448
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