LawAnswers.com.au - Australia's #1 Legal Community

LawAnswers.com.au is a community of 10,000+ Australians, just like you, helping each other.
Ask a question, respond to a question and better understand the law today!
Join us, it only takes a minute:

NSW Drivers Licence Disqualification - Chance of Getting Work Licence?

Discussion in 'Traffic Law Forum' started by Mechonan, 14 May 2015.

  1. Mechonan

    Mechonan Active Member

    Joined:
    14 May 2015
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have had my NSW P1 drivers licence disqulified for one year due to driving whilst suspended (to get to work in country nsw) I have moved to QLD for work reasons.

    Is there any way of obtaining a restricted/work licence? Perhaps appealing the original decision?
     
  2. Do I need a Lawyer

    Do I need a Lawyer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    21 January 2015
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hi there,

    When was your drivers licence disqualified? Did you attend Court when you received your disqalification?

    Kind regards
     
  3. Mechonan

    Mechonan Active Member

    Joined:
    14 May 2015
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    It was disqualified in march. And I did not attend court in byron bay as I had moved to brisbane for work. I faxed a written notice of pleading through. Also the incident report cited that I was co operative at all times.
     
  4. Do I need a Lawyer

    Do I need a Lawyer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    21 January 2015
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    1
    The only way to obtain your licence before the end of the disqualification period is to appeal to the District Court. You have 28 days from the date of conviction to appeal, otherwise you are out of time. You are able to appeal out of time if the District Court allows you, but you will need a good reason as to why you are appealing out of time.

    Having said all of that, in order to get your licence back on appeal you would need to get a section 10 in the District Court. That means that whilst you are guilty of the offence there is no conviction recorded against you - and hence no penalty.

    In the circumstances you have described would need exceptional reasons why you, as a P1 holder, should have your licence returned in circumstances where you were driving whilst suspended.

    Regards
     
    Mechonan likes this.
  5. Mechonan

    Mechonan Active Member

    Joined:
    14 May 2015
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks very much for the info. Excellent help!
     

Share This Page

Loading...