Aitken Whyte Lawyers in Brisbane are a leading firm providing expertise and results. Our Brisbane lawyers assist with all driving matters, including:
Drink driving charges can have serious ramifications. Optimal presentation to the Court is necessary to minimise the impact on you and your family. Our Brisbane drink driving lawyers will:
Drug driving can occur from the detection of a small quantity of prohibited or other drugs in your system. Our experienced drug driving lawyers in Brisbane are familiar with the law in this area. We will guide you through the Court process. If you have also received:
our Criminal Defence lawyers can assist you with all matters before the Court.
To speak to a driving lawyer, call 07 3229 4459 for advice.
QLD has a zero-tolerance approach to drink and drug driving offences. These offences include:
These offences carry periods of driver licence disqualification. QLD legislation has no scope for the Court not to disqualify a person’s licence. This means the aim is to keep the disqualification period, and any other penalty, to the minimum.
The Magistrate has discretion over:
The period the Court disqualifies your licence for will depend on:
As your advocate, our role is to provide the Court with a whole picture, beyond the offending. Without this, the Magistrate would rely only on information provided by the prosecutor. Your Brisbane lawyer will:
You can apply for a Restricted Work Licence if you meet all criteria and the police have charged you with:
A Work Licence allows you to drive during your disqualification period with restrictions. You can drive for work purposes to allow you to continue to earn a livelihood.
To receive a Work Licence, you must:
This is not an exclusive list of requirements. The best way for us to determine your eligibility is to review your:
If you are eligible, you need to file in the Court:
The affidavits should be detailed and set out certain things. Our Brisbane drink driving lawyers can prepare these on your behalf. Our Brisbane drink and drug driving lawyers know what the Court is looking for to grant you a Work Licence.
Our Brisbane drink driving lawyers will speak on your behalf before the Court.
Our Brisbane drink driving lawyers have a high Work Licence Application success rate. Preparation is key. Our Brisbane drink driving lawyers will address any problems they foresee beforehand. Your Court appearance should run as expected, without surprises.
You can apply for a Special Hardship Order if you meet all criteria, and your licence has been suspended due to:
A Special Hardship Order can allow you to drive during your disqualification period. This may be for work purposes or, in some circumstances, purposes other than work. Not having a licence must cause you or your family severe and unusual hardship. For example, the Court may grant you a Special Hardship Order if you:
Applying for a Special Hardship Order is similar to applying for a Work Licence (see above).
The primary criteria are that:
You will need to address the criteria in affidavits and file these in your local Court.
Our Brisbane drink driving lawyers can prepare these documents on your behalf. Our experience and expertise allow us to address all points the Court will be looking for. We have a high success rate applying for Special Hardship Orders.
A Brisbane drink driving lawyer will appear in Court with you. We will argue your application on your behalf.
Our Brisbane drink driving lawyers will assist you to file your application in time. Our Brisbane lawyers aim to keep you driving with as little interruption as possible.
Our Brisbane drink driving lawyers can assist you with the following matters:
If a Court disqualifies your licence for more than two years, we can assist you to apply for it back. Our Brisbane drink driving lawyers have significant experience representing clients at these applications.
It is an offence to drive without a valid driver licence. This can occur from unpaid SPER fines or if a Court has disqualified you or through accumulation of demerit points. Disqualified Driving carries a minimum 2-year further licence disqualification. Repeat Disqualified Driving may attract periods of imprisonment. The maximum penalty for Disqualified Driving is 18 months’ imprisonment. It is therefore important to have an experienced advocate on your side.
Drivers should use “due care and attention” when on our roads. Behaviour that can lead to this offence includes:
Dangerous driving is one of the most serious driving offences. It forms a criminal, rather than traffic, offence. If you have been in an accident or charged with Dangerous Driving, you should contact a lawyer. Our Brisbane drink driving lawyers can represent you if the police have charged you with:
Failing to stop or pull over for police is another serious driving charge. It can result in the impoundment of the motor vehicle you were driving and, in some cases, large fines and/or imprisonment. Our Brisbane drink driving lawyers have experience with these laws. We can assist you with speaking to the police and before the Court.
“Hooning” can result in the impoundment or forfeiture of your vehicle. This can include street racing, burnouts, or driving a modified vehicle. Our Brisbane drink driving lawyers can assist you to apply for the early release of your vehicle if:
Aitken Whyte Lawyers Brisbane are focused on results. Our drink driving lawyers appear daily in Magistrates Courts and other courts across South East Queensland. This gives us the experience to achieve results for you.
Our Brisbane drink driving lawyers understand having to appear in Court is stressful. Our role is to clarify the process and make preparing easy and straightforward. For most applications and appearances, we offer a fixed fee and can discuss payment plans.
Call us to talk about your situation with an experienced lawyer. Our Brisbane drug driving, drink driving, traffic, & criminal defence lawyers are available.
Aitken Whyte Lawyers Brisbane
2/414 Upper Roma Street
Brisbane QLD 4000