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If you have been convicted of a drink driving offence, in most cases, you will also have been disqualified from driving for a period of time. In the ACT, each major traffic offence comes with an automatic disqualification period that is imposed upon conviction.
Whilst a Court must impose a disqualification if it convicts you, you may be able to apply for a restricted licence.
There are a number of requirements that must be fulfilled for you to be eligible for a restricted drivers licence.
Once your licence application is lodged, the matter is brought before a Magistrate to determine the outcome. In doing so, the Magistrate has to be satisfied that in your particular situation there are exceptional circumstances that warrant the granting of a restricted licence.
When lodging an application for a restricted licence you must file an affidavit and any relevant documents in support of your application. The following are examples of documents and information that may be relevant to the Magistrate in their consideration of your application:-
If you are concerned about your loss of licence, and are considering lodging an application for a restricted licence, it is important to get competent legal advice as soon as possible.
Please call us on 1300 168 676 if you have concerns about your eligibility for a restricted licence.
In Canberra, traffic offences are treated seriously. Therefore, it is important to get competent legal advice as early as possible, whether you have received a penalty notice, had your licence suspended or been charged with a serious offence. 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:
Canberra: (02) 6288 1100
Brisbane: (07) 3229 4448
Sydney: (02) 9261 4555
Melbourne: (03) 9620 2777