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WA Loss of Drivers Licence for Life?

Discussion in 'Traffic Law Forum' started by michael cross, 20 May 2015.

  1. michael cross

    michael cross Active Member

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    2 part question:
    1. If you lose your drivers licence for life does that mean LIFE or is it like jail term sentencing where its 25 years or similar?

    2. And are you eligible, at some point, for an E licence if your drivers licence is suspended for life?
     
  2. Ivy

    Ivy Well-Known Member

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    Hi Michael,

    Have you been convicted of an offence?
    For what reason was your licence disqualified? For example, due to an offence, due to accumulating too many demerit points or due to not paying fines?
    Do you need your licence for work or for some other particular reason?
     
  3. michael cross

    michael cross Active Member

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    My licence was instantly suspended for drink driving. I do need my licence for work, I work in construction.
    I have previously been convicted of driving with an alcohol volume in excess of .15 twice and have also been charged with refusing to provide breath for analysis. It is my understanding that this amounts to driving with alcohol volume in excess of .15 which would make it a third offence of this nature. Will it be mandatory for the magistrate to suspend my licence for life?
     
  4. Ivy

    Ivy Well-Known Member

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    Hi Michael,

    Am I correct in thinking that your most recent offence was refusing to do the preliminary breath test (when the Police pulled you over)? If so, did you go to the police station and have a blood or urine test?

    What were the results of the blood or urine test? Have you been charged?

    If you have had your licence disqualified twice before due to DUI and now you have refused the breathalyser, then yes, you are probably facing loss of licence for life. Given this is your third offence, you could be facing up to 18 months in custody as well.

    The list of penalties for drink driving is here: Traffic offence penalties

    I suggest that you seek legal advice as soon as possible.

    You can also speak with Legal Aid about whether you might be able to apply for an extraordinary driver's licence at some point down the track that would allow you to drive under specific circumstances. Extraordinary driver's licence applications
     

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