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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…
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 16:41

DUI Charges

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When most people hear DUI they usually associate it with a drink driving charge. Whilst this is correct, as DUI stands for ‘driving under the influence’ it can in fact relate to either a drink or drug driving offence.   There are three levels of drink driving charges, being  …
Saturday, 19 March 2016 10:59

Drug Driving Charges Skyrocket

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In Queensland police are increasingly undertaking drug driving tests in conjunction with normal drink driving RBT units. Police officers who are able to conduct the drug testing need to be specially trained in the use of saliva testing equipment and testing procedures. The number of Police that are now qualified…
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 12:02

The Different Types of Drug Driving

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Similar to drink driving charges which are categorised as either low, medium or high range, drug driving has different categories in which you can be charged under. If you are charged with drug driving you will either be charged with having a relevant drug in your system or, and more…
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 15:48

Special Hardship Application Time Frames

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PLEASE NOTE THIS ARTICLE IS NOW OUT OF DATE - THE 21 DAY LIMIT HAS NOW BE REMOVED     A special hardship licence is a type of licence that may be issued by a Queensland Court to persons who travel over the speed limit by more than 40kms over hour…
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