If you have been charged with drink driving or drug driving you may wish to apply for a work licence. A work licence allows you to continue to drive for work purposes during your disqualification.
Applying for a work licence is a simple process with many benefits. There are certain criteria which you must satisfy in order to successfully obtain a work licence.
20 Years of Experience in Traffic Law on Your Side
Traffic offences may seem minor compared to other matters appearing before the courts. However, the impact of losing your driver’s licence can be significant, especially if you need your licence for employment.
Our solicitors have represented clients for work licenses and traffic offences over the last 20 years. We regularly appear in Magistrates Courts throughout South East Queensland to assist our clients to obtain work licences.
Our success rate with work licence applications is virtually 100%. In 20 years, we have only had two work licence applications that have not been successful.
We will tell you if we believe you will not be successful in applying for a work licence.
When it comes to traffic offences, our proven track record of delivering results and hands-on approach means that you have the best chance of achieving a good outcome.
We offer you the following benefits:
The first step when charged with drink driving or drug driving is to write to the police prosecutor to obtain the court brief or QP9. The main purposes of this is:
The court brief is then used to prepare your court documents and court representation.
An application for a work licence involves the preparation of the following court documents:
In addition to the above essential documents it is recommended that you also take the following steps:
The character references must contain the following information:
Not all traffic offences require a solicitor for court representation.
If you choose to represent yourself, you should at the very least:
However, there are situations where knowledge of the traffic law and the court process could mean the difference between having a driver’s licence and not.
There are some situations which will disqualify you from being able to apply for a work licence.
You are not eligible to apply if, within the last 5 years before making the application:
You are also unable to apply for a work licence if, when you committed the drink or drug driving offence:
When charged with a traffic offence, it is important to obtain legal representation as soon as possible to find out your rights and obligations. In order to exercise your rights you must meet the strict requirements of the law and must do so within a specified timeframe.
There are situations where you may be able to make written submissions to the prosecutor to consider reducing or withdrawing the charge against you. This must however be done in a timely manner.
Freeman Lawyers will guide you through each step of applying for a work licence.
If you are unable to apply for a work licence, we regularly represent clients for drink driving or drug driving charges.
We will clearly advise you of the options available to you so that you can make an informed decision. We are proactive in our approach and will take all steps necessary to obtain the best possible outcome for you.
An initial consultation in person with one of our solicitors at our Woolloongabba office or Beenleigh office is fixed at $165. During your consultation you will find out:
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“I am so grateful that I chose Freeman Lawyers to represent me for my 15th driving whilst disqualified charge. After serving a term of imprisonment for my 14th driving whilst disqualified charge I thought I would definitely serve more time.
I have never had a solicitor put in such effort and commitment throughout my many years of being in the court system. You were honest, empathetic, patient and trustworthy.
I have received the minimum disqualification and no fine. You are amazing! Thank you. My family and I are eternally grateful.”