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  You have been given a Notice to Appear at court for a traffic offence. You must show up to court on the date specified in the Notice to Appear. The question is, what happens on the first court date? In this post, we will outline the options you have…
If your licence is disqualified by a Queensland Court for a period in excess of 2 years or is disqualified absolutely you are able to apply for your licence to be reinstated after you have served a minimum of 2 years of the disqualification period. Under no circumstances can you…
Monday, 10 August 2020 09:42

Top 5 Drink Driving Myths

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In this post, we discuss five of the most common drink-driving myths in Queensland and explain why they are exactly that – myths. As a law firm that focus soleoy on traffic law, we frequently represent people who believed that these myths would keep them safe from drink-driving charges. Sadly,…
Monday, 03 February 2020 15:12

Demerit Points on a Queensland Drivers Licence

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We are often contacted by Queensland drivers wondering what their options are when they receive notice that they have exceeded their allowable demerit points.  In Queensland all drivers start with zero points and if an offence is committed anywhere in Australia and that offence carries demerit points as part of…
Monday, 20 January 2020 15:43

Essential Guide to Unlicensed Driving

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Driving unlicensed is one of most common reasons that people are required to attend a Queensland court. There is a wide variety of unlicensed driving charges and consequently a wide variety of potential penalties. This guide seeks to give you an understanding of a charge of unlicensed driving and the…
Sunday, 24 November 2019 10:57

Drink Driving on a Lime Scooter

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We are seeing an increasing amount of people charged with drink driving on lime scooters and other electric devices on Queensland roads and being required to appear in court.   Rules Relating to Lime Scooters Lime scooters (and other “rideables”) are permitted to be used in Queensland subject to strict…
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 18:31

The Essential Guide to Obtaining a Work Licence

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Introduction A work licence (also known as a restricted licence, section 87 licence or day licence) is a special type of licence that may be issued by the court to persons convicted of a low or mid-range range drink driving charge (a BAC reading under .15) or certain drug driving…
Wednesday, 06 November 2019 10:22

Negotiating with a Prosecutor in Queensland

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Whenever you are charged with a traffic offence there is usually the scope to try and negotiate those charges with the police prosecutor or the Office of the Department of Public Prosecutions (“DPP”). This is known as case conferencing in Queensland. For the purpose of this article, we will use…
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