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Thursday, 04 May 2017 08:42

Special Hardship Orders v Work Licences

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We are asked everyday by people whether they can get a work licence, day licence or special hardship licence if they are disqualified by the courts or about to be. In Queensland there are only two licences to allow a person to drive during a period of licence disqualification or…
Often people are completely overwhelmed by the thought of attending the Brisbane Magistrates Court for a drink driving or DUI charge. In Australia these types of matters are never televised and so people often have no idea what the process will be like or worse think it will be something…
Dangerous driving or more properly known as dangerous operation of a motor vehicle is one of the most serious traffic offences a person can be faced with in Queensland.  Often the charge results from a traffic accident where the driver at fault has driven in a dangerous manner.  Tragically often…
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 11:17

High Range DUI

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There are three different levels of drink driving for an Queensland open licence driver: Low - .05-.099 Mid - .1-.149 High - .15 and above If you are charged with a high range drink driving charge in Queensland (also known as DUI or UIL) the mandatory minimum disqualification, for a…
Sunday, 13 November 2016 11:49

Driving children under a Special Hardship Licence

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We often get calls from people needing a special hardship licence for work purposes who also desire to be able to drive their children to school or other activities under that hardship licence. First a bit of background, a special hardship licence or special hardship order is a licence that…
A QP9 (Queensland Police Form 9 or police court brief) is a document prepared by the Police Prosecutions unit when someone is charged with an offence. The QP9 lists the exact charge with a brief description of the facts which the Police are alleging against you as well as attaching…
Whist careless driving (also known as driving with undue care and attention)¬†and dangerous driving charges can result from similar circumstances this is not the case with the penalties with the potential penalty for dangerous driving being much more serious. Both charges can be accompanied with a drink or drug…
Monday, 25 July 2016 14:47

Unlicenced Driving

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The penalties handed down for unlicenced driving charges can vary greatly depending on the circumstances on how you came to be unlicenced in the first place. If you forgot to renew your licence or you have never held a licence The penalty for this type of unlicenced driving charge is…
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