Work Licences QLD

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Have you been charged with a low or middle-range drink driving offence in Queensland? 

If you have, you may be able to apply for a work licence. To be granted by the courts, you will need to submit it at the same time as your hearing and before the magistrate has given you your fine and disqualification period. Once the courts have imposed a penalty for your drink or drug driving offence, it’s too late to then apply.

A work licence explained

A work licence enables you to drive but on strict terms and can be used for work purposes only to prevent you from losing your livelihood if you need to drive to and from work, or as part of your employment. It is an option for people who are employed. You can be self-employed or an employee to be eligible. Under no circumstances can you drive whilst holding a work licence for any purpose other than work. If you get caught driving for non-employment reasons you risk facing a more substantial fine and disqualification. In serious cases, a jail term may be imposed.

How to know if you can apply for a work licence in QLD:

Applying for a work / restricted licence in QLD

You can get an application form from any Magistrates Court called an Application for an Order directing the issue of a Restricted Licence (s87) (Form F3181). If you don’t have your application in order when you appear in court, you can ask to have your case adjourned. You will be given a new date for your hearing. You must organise your application before your next court date including all affidavits, file it and give a copy to the police prosecutor. This needs to be submitted to the same court where your hearing is. On the day, the magistrate will review your application and decide whether you are to be granted a work licence or not. If you have everything organised for the first court date, you may not have to adjourn it to a later date although some courts won’t hear a drink driving charge on the first date and will adjourn it anyway.

Preparing the documentation on your own can be extremely difficult. Get in touch with us today for expert advice.

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There are serious consequences if you don’t have your matter dealt with appropriately. 

How much do you depend on the ability to drive? How is your life going to be affected if you can’t drive in order to meet your daily life and professional commitments? 

At Drink Driver Lawyer, we spend each day in court dealing with exactly what you’re are currently facing.

It’s equally important that you understand, that with Drink Driver Lawyer, you aren’t just another number. Our team take personal interest in each person, their individual circumstances and their case. Understanding your situation and individual needs, assists our team to achieve the best result for you.

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Give yourself the best chance of staying on the road, contact your Drink Driver Lawyer team today – call 07 3999 8661. 

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Information needed to support your application

For your application to be considered, you need to provide an affidavit from your employer or yourself if you’re self-employed. You can collect a blank affidavit form from any Magistrates Court and it will need to include your reasons for requesting a work licence and why it is essential to your employment. It must be written in a formal context and include vital information to support your request.

You need to file your application and affidavits to the court and local police prosecution unit as soon as you can. Work licences are often denied due to affidavits lacking essential details so, you must be sure this is done correctly.

Seek legal advice

If you have been charged with a drink or drug driving charge, the best idea is to seek advice from a legal professional that specialises in drink and drug driving offences to discuss your options. They will work hard to ensure you are granted a work licence and can negotiate a lesser fine and disqualification period. Speak to one of our senior lawyers here at Drink Driver Lawyer today, we are experts in the field and offer free case reviews. Our team can help you get the absolute best outcome for your charge.

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no difference between the three, they all mean the same thing. You may hear officials use the term ‘section 87 licence’ which is the formal term.

While the court and police prosecutor should have your application, you will need to bring along additional documents, such as:

  1. A copy of your application form
  2. An affidavit from yourself if you are self-employed that has been witnessed and signed or your employer’s affidavit.
  3. Character references

If you have been refused a work licence and you do not agree with the outcome, you may be able to appeal the decision. You must seek legal advice as soon as you can as strict time limits apply.

Click here for information on Probationary and Restricted Licences.

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1. Case Assessement (no charge)

Contact us by phone or web chat.
We’ll provide you free advice on your matter and your options.

2. Meet With Us (no charge)

We meet with you either in person or by video-conferencing.
We’ll provide more in-depth guidance on your matter and give you a fixed quote for us to represent you in court.

3. Instruct Us

We will take more information on your personal circumstances and gain a greater understanding of the events leading up to you being charged. If you are happy with our quote, pay us a small deposit and establish a payment plan. We’ll get started on your matter and begin negotiations with Police.

4. Preparation

We thoroughly research and prepare your case, and provide you with a list of materials to provide us with. We’ll engage in discussions with the Prosecution to negotiate your matter wherever possible.

5. Representation

We attend all court dates either with or for you (if your appearance is not required). Once your matter is prepared and ready to be completed, we’ll attend court with you and make strong arguments to the court to get you the best result.

6. Case Finalised

We trust you are satisfied with the result.
We explain any aspects of the court outcome to you, and any next steps.

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