Recently, Streeton Lawyers acted for a client in the District Court of QLD in an application for the removal of a licence disqualification order made in 2018.
In 2018, the District Court of Queensland made an order of 5 year licence disqualification against our client for a drink driving incident. Under s 131 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 (Qld), you can make an application for the removal of a licence disqualification after you have served a minimum period of 2 years disqualification.
Counsel instructed by Streeton Lawyers was able to successfully argue that our client had a genuine commitment to rehabilitation, had not committed any further offences and a strong subjective need for a licence, including for employment purposes. After lengthy submissions were put to the court, the Judge ultimately agreed and ordered that the 5-year licence disqualification ordered in 2018 be removed.
Our client is now able to apply for a driving licence (with conditions) 2 years earlier than the initial order.
Please see our removing licence disqualifications page for more information related to NSW law.
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