Loss of Licence
When you are convicted of enough offences to constitute a certain number of demerit points, your licence may be suspended.
Before your licence is suspended, The Transport Department must send you a Notice to Choose, giving you 21 days to choose between having your licence suspended for the requisite period or agreeing to be of good behaviour while driving for one year. If you make no choice, the suspension option applies.
If during the one year good behaviour period you have 2 or more demerit points allocated, then the Transport Department must give you a notice suspending the licence for double the previous suspension period and advise you of your right to apply for a special hardship order.
If you are convicted of speeding more than 40 km/h over the speed limit (“a high speed offence”) the Transport Department must give a notice to you suspending your licence for 6 months commencing on a date at least 21 days after the notice and advising of the right to apply for a special hardship order.
If you wish to apply for a special hardship order , certain criteria must be met and it must be made within 21 days of the your licence being suspended. Certain procedures must be followed.
The Hogan Stanton Lawyers team can advise and represent you in this application usually for a fixed fee. If you lose you licence please feel free to telephone us for urgent advices.