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Suspended Drivers License

Suspended Drivers License

There are many reasons why a driving license can be suspended. If the driver is guilty of a serious offence then the driving license can be suspended immediately by the police. Alternatively, it can be suspended if the driver has exhausted their demerit points over the prescribed period.

WHAT IS YOUR NEXT STEP ONCE YOU HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH THE OFFENCE?

For whatever reason the driving license was suspended it is important to note that during the period of the suspension you are prohibited from driving a motor vehicle on a public road. The driving of a vehicle with a suspended license would constitute a serious offence.

WHAT ARE YOU
ABLE TO APPEAL?

If your license is suspended then in some circumstances an appeal can be made from that decision to the Local Court. The following decisions made by either the Road & Maritime Services or the police are examples of decisions that can be appealed:

  • Exceeding the speed limit by more than 30 or more than 45 kilometres per hour
  • Loss of demerit points for a P1 or P2 provisional driver
  • A decision by the police to suspend a license for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45 kilometres per hour

However, having said that, there are certain decisions of the RMS or the police to suspend a drivers license which cannot be appealed.

WHEN SHOULD YOU
CONSULT A LAWYER?

Strict time limits apply with respect to the lodgement of any appeal from a suspension of a drivers license. There is only 28 days after receiving the letter from the RMS in which to lodge the appeal.

If you do not lodge the application within time then you will be precluded from having your appeal heard by the court and the suspension will have to be served.

WHAT ARE THE
LEGAL COSTS INVOLVED?

When consulting one of our lawyers Brydens Lawyers will ensure that you are fully informed and kept appraised as to all and any legal costs that will be incurred in connection with the suspended drivers license. It is important to Brydens Lawyers that legal costs are kept to an absolute minimum.

After all a traffic matter itself can impose a significant financial penalty on you and the last thing that Brydens Lawyers want to do is to impose a further financial burden on you. Brydens Lawyers would also be agreeable to discuss with you a payment plan if you are unable to raise all the necessary funds to engage Brydens Lawyers to act for you.

WHY ARE BRYDEN’S LAWYERS THE RIGHT REPRESENTATION FOR YOU?

It is important for you to receive technical advice on the law but also practical assistance in achieving a satisfactory outcome.

Brydens Lawyers can assist you with representation that will help you work through the complex legal process for traffic offences and achieve the best possible outcome in relation to preserving your right to drive a vehicle that is often essential to maintaining employment

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