29 Jan

Why Hire a Lawyer – Drink Driving/DUI Work Licences



If you have been charged with a drink driving/DUI offence, you face a mandatory licence disqualification of at least one month and up to 18 months or even more. If you drive during this disqualification period, you will be charged with an offence of disqualified driving which carries a mandatory minimum disqualification period of 2 years.

For most people, the loss of their licence will result in severe inconvenience and hardship. Many people, however, rely on their drivers licences to do their jobs and to earn an income. Taxi and limousine drivers are obvious examples, as are tradesman who need to carry their tools to and from different jobsites. Lots of people also need their licences just to get to and from their jobsites as there may be limited public transport available or they may need to be “on call” during unusual hours. Therefore the loss of their licence may be financially devastating for many people.

Fortunately, the law says that some people who have been charged with a drink driving or DUI offence may be eligible for a work licence which will allow them to keep driving for work purposes.

If you think that you might need a work licence, you should seek legal advice immediately. These are just some of the reasons why it makes sense to hire an expert DUI licence lawyer:


We Know The Process from Start to Finish

Applying for a drink driving/DUI work licence is not a straightforward process. Comprehensive affidavit material needs to be prepared and lodged and then persuasive arguments must be made in court to convince the magistrate that you deserve a work licence. If the magistrate is not convinced that you deserve another chance, the application will be refused and your licence will be disqualified with no consideration for your need to drive for work.

The traffic law team at Harper Finch Lawyers has represented hundreds of work licence applicants with an outstanding success rate. We know exactly what needs to be done to prepare a strong application and what needs to be said to persuade the magistrate to grant the application. We also know what tips and tricks can be used to increase your chances of a successful application.


We Do All The Hard Work For You

Preparing an application for a work licence is not an easy process. It is not enough to simply write a 1-page letter explaining why you need your licence. To give you an idea of the work required, our client affidavits are regularly 8-10 pages long and sometimes more, depending on the complexity of the application. Most people don’t have the time required to properly prepare for a work licence application and this often leads to applications being refused due to a lack of proper preparation.

We also take care of your employer’s affidavit so that you don’t need to worry about being a burden to your workplace. This will ensure that you and your boss maintain an excellent working relationship.


We Get Outstanding Results

At the end of the day, you want to make sure that you’re getting the best result possible. Your licence is important to you and you need to know that someone is on your side fighting for your right to continue driving.

We understand that you need your licence and we will do everything in our power to make sure that you can drive as soon as possible. Whether you need a drink driving/DUI work licence or you just want to plead guilty to get the shortest disqualification period possible, we will be there to make sure you get an outstanding result.


Do You Need a Drink Driving/DUI Work Licence?

If you have been charged with a drink driving/DUI offence and you need your licence for work, contact us now for a free case appraisal. We will let you know if you are eligible to apply for a work licence and what the process will be. There’s no obligation so you have nothing to lose.

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