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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…
Monday, 16 September 2019 15:20

How Drink Driving Matters are Heard in Queensland

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A drink driving charge is one of the most common offences dealt with in Queensland Courts. Over 30,000 people face court each year charged with drink driving. Knowing how a court will deal with a drink driving charge is important for anyone facing the court for this charge.   How…
Whether you call it a hardship licence, a special hardship licence, a high speed suspension licence or demerit point licence you are likely to have questions about what will happen in court. From the almost 1,000 successful special hardship applications we at Clarity Law have made the following are the…
Sunday, 08 September 2019 14:57

Essential Guide to Special Hardship Licences

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At Clarity Law we have been able to assist almost a thousand people obtain a Special Hardship Order ("SHO") since 2010. We have obviously been able to acquire a lot of knowledge during this time and this guide is meant to give people a basic understanding of what it might…
If you appear in a Queensland court charged with a traffic offence such as drink driving, drug driving or dangerous driving and plead guilty or are found guilty then the court will likely disqualify your drivers licence (many offences such as drink driving and drug driving carry mandatory minimum periods…
Thursday, 04 April 2019 12:03

Time Limit Change for Special Hardship Orders

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Recent changes to the legislation covering special hardship orders (SHO) will increase the amount of people who can apply in Queensland. Currently people who elect to go on a good driving behaviour period after accruing too many demerit points and then exceed the demerit points on that driving behaviour period…
Sunday, 31 March 2019 13:45

Refusing a Breathalyser Test in Queensland

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In Queensland, it is an offence to fail to provide a specimen of breath, or saliva for the purposes of determining a person’s blood alcohol concentration. Strictly speaking, there are two types of offences for failing to provide a specimen of breath or saliva. The first offence occurs when a…
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