Have you been charged with a traffic offence or drink/drug driving? We recommend that you obtain expert legal advice with respect to the charge as your livelihood may depend on it.
There are mandatory disqualification periods in Queensland for drink/drug driving, meaning no matter the mitigating circumstance, the Magistrate must disqualify you from driving for a period of time. As a result, it is critical that you receive legal advice as to whether you are eligible for a restricted/work licence. This will allow you to drive for work purposes during the period in which you are disqualified from driving. Without a work licence, your employer may be able to terminate your employment.
Having a solicitor act on your behalf also provides you with a better chance of receiving the minimum disqualification period for the offence committed. Our solicitors will explain to the court any relevant mitigating factors which led to you making an unfortunate decision that you received the charge for. We also suggest obtaining at least two character references to present to the Magistrate. On the day of Court, we can act on your behalf and make submissions to the Court – taking the stress out of the process for you.