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The DUI Law Solicitors team can help get you back on the road as a matter of urgency.
There are a number of possible solutions to your problem when you have been charged with Drug Driving.
If eligible, the DUI Law Solicitors team can obtain for you what is known as a Drug Driving Work Licence.
A Drug Driving Work Licence allows you to continue driving during your court ordered licence disqualification for work purposes only.
So practically speaking, when it comes to your job, if you are granted a Drug Driving Work Licence it will literally be as if you never lost your licence.
As the name suggests, a Drug Driving Work Licence does not permit you to drive for non-work purposes, but as far as maintaining an income is concerned, there will be no change to your ability to drive.
To be eligible to apply for a Drug Driving Work Licence, you must have been charged with Drive Whilst Relevant Drug Present, as opposed to Did Drive Under the Influence of a Drug, you must have been the holder of an open Queensland licence when intercepted, you can't have been driving for work purposes when intercepted, and you can't have lost you licence for any other reading within the last 5 years.
Simple eligibility does not equate to automatic success, but with proper preparation and vigorous representation at court from the DUI Law Solicitors team, you will almost certainly be granted a Drug Driving Work Licence.
In instances where you are not eligible to apply for a Drug Work Licence, for example if you hold an Interstate or Provisional licence, or you have previously lost your licence within the last 5 years, our job becomes one of getting the disqualification down as low as possible, and for clients with lengthy Drug or Drink Driving or similar traffic histories, avoiding imprisonment.
Open licence holders charged with their first Relevant Drug Present Drug Driving offence, face a maximum licence disqualification of 9 months, with a mandatory minimum licence disqualification of 1 month.
Provisional licence holders face a mandatory minimum 3 month licence disqualification.
Persons charged with their first Drive Under the Influence of a Drug Driving offence face a maximum licence disqualification of a lifetime licence disqualification, with a mandatory minimum licence disqualification of 6 months.
Mandatory minimum licence disqualifications increase where the person has one or more previous Drink Driving or Drug Driving charges within the last 5 years.
For further information on Drink Driving licence disqualifications, please refer to the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995.
The DUI Law Solicitors team can also assist in more serious traffic offences such as Careless or Dangerous Driving, by securing the lowest possible disqualification, avoiding jail, and where appropriate, obtaining a fine only with no loss of licence.
Call the DUI Law Solicitors team today to get your matter sorted.
The DUI Law Solicitors team can help you with the following matters: