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Monday, 10 August 2020 09:42

Top 5 Drink Driving Myths

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In this post, we discuss five of the most common drink-driving myths in Queensland and explain why they are exactly that – myths. As a law firm that focus soleoy on traffic law, we frequently represent people who believed that these myths would keep them safe from drink-driving charges. Sadly,…
Monday, 03 February 2020 15:12

Demerit Points on a Queensland Drivers Licence

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We are often contacted by Queensland drivers wondering what their options are when they receive notice that they have exceeded their allowable demerit points.  In Queensland all drivers start with zero points and if an offence is committed anywhere in Australia and that offence carries demerit points as part of…
Monday, 20 January 2020 15:43

Essential Guide to Unlicensed Driving

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Driving unlicensed is one of most common reasons that people are required to attend a Queensland court. There is a wide variety of unlicensed driving charges and consequently a wide variety of potential penalties. This guide seeks to give you an understanding of a charge of unlicensed driving and the…
Sunday, 24 November 2019 10:57

Drink Driving on a Lime Scooter

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We are seeing an increasing amount of people charged with drink driving on lime scooters and other electric devices on Queensland roads and being required to appear in court.   Rules Relating to Lime Scooters Lime scooters (and other “rideables”) are permitted to be used in Queensland subject to strict…
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 18:31

The Essential Guide to Obtaining a Work Licence

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Introduction A work licence (also known as a restricted licence, section 87 licence or day licence) is a special type of licence that may be issued by the court to persons convicted of a low or mid-range range drink driving charge (a BAC reading under .15) or certain drug driving…
Wednesday, 06 November 2019 10:22

Negotiating with a Prosecutor in Queensland

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Whenever you are charged with a traffic offence there is usually the scope to try and negotiate those charges with the police prosecutor or the Office of the Department of Public Prosecutions (“DPP”). This is known as case conferencing in Queensland. For the purpose of this article, we will use…
Monday, 16 September 2019 15:20

How Drink Driving Matters are Heard in Queensland

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A drink driving charge is one of the most common offences dealt with in Queensland Courts. Over 30,000 people face court each year charged with drink driving. Knowing how a court will deal with a drink driving charge is important for anyone facing the court for this charge.   How…
Whether you call it a hardship licence, a special hardship licence, a high speed suspension licence or demerit point licence you are likely to have questions about what will happen in court. From the almost 1,000 successful special hardship applications we at Clarity Law have made the following are the…
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