If you’ve been disqualified from driving, you may be able to apply for a restricted work licence. This allows you to drive for work purposes only. In this blog post, we’ll explain everything you need to know about restricted work licences, including how to apply for one.
Are you eligible for a restricted work licence?
If you have been disqualified from driving, it can be a daunting process to determine whether this particular type of work licence is available to you. To avoid making any mistakes in the process, it is important to obtain legal advice from a qualified law firm that can assess your situation and guide you through the complicated process.
What is a restricted work licence?
If you have been convicted of drink driving or drug driving, a restricted work licence enables you to drive for work purposes only. Legal advice should always be sought before any attempt is made to obtain a restricted licence, as different laws and procedures apply in each state. An experienced law firm will advise on eligibility requirements, application processes and legal issues that you may encounter. Before applying for a work licence, all relevant information and criteria must be understood.
You must apply for a restricted work licence before you can drive again
If you’re in a situation where your license is restricted, it’s important to talk to an experienced lawyer or law firm. Applying for a restricted licence is not a simple process – depending on your individual circumstances, the application process can involve paperwork, forms, applications, and other legalities. Having specialist knowledge of the law makes all the difference so that you can understand what needs to be done and ensure that everything is correctly filled out. A good law firm will guide you through it all and make sure you’re properly prepared.
Legal process when obtaining a restricted licence
The court will consider your application and may grant or refuse your request. If your application is successful, you will be issued a restricted work licence. This means you will have the privilege of being able to drive to work legally and within the confines of the law. Once issued, you must comply with the conditions of your restricted licence, including not driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and not speeding or breaking other road rules. With careful consideration and compliance with all regulations, your new work licence will give you greater freedom within the workplace.
Eligibility for a restricted licence
To apply for a work licence, you must first meet several strict criteria. You must:
- Hold a current Queensland driver’s licence at the time of the offence
- Have a blood alcohol concentration of less than 0.15%
- Satisfy the court that you are a “fit and proper” person to continue to drive, having regard for the safety of other road users
- Show that without your licence you will lose your job resulting in extreme hardship for you or your family
- You must not have been convicted for drink or drug driving in the last 5 years or had your licence suspended, cancelled or disqualified
Would you like to speak with a law firm regarding a work licence?
Our experienced legal team at Geldard Sherrington Lawyers can guide you through the legal process. Explaining the step-by-step procedure, we can advise you on your rights and the legal options available. Phone 07 4194 5422 and talk us through your current situation. View our entire service range online.