Loss of Licence
The loss of your licence can take a toll on all aspects of your life. It may impact on your employment and your ability to continue to fulfil your employment responsibilities. It can mean being unable to perform your family responsibilities by being unable to do school runs or look after older relatives. It may also mean that you will need to rely on others to help you get around which can be a major inconvenience for them and yourself. In short, the loss of your licence can have a catastrophic impact on your quality of life.
At Quinn & Scattini we understand how important your licence is to you and your family. Our Criminal Lawyers have extensive experience in dealing with all types of offences that may result in a loss of licence ranging from:
- drink driving,
- careless driving,
- dangerous driving,
- disqualified driving,
- demerit point suspension, and
- work licences.
Our expert Criminal Law Team has been drawn from experienced Defence Lawyers and Prosecutors who have years of experience with traffic offences and can ensure you receive the best possible outcome in your circumstances.
One of the most common traffic offences dealt with by the courts are drink driving offences. Under the Traffic Transport Operations Act a person in charge of a motor vehicle who has a blood alcohol level in excess of the prescribed limit or is adversely affected by liquor or drugs will be committing a drink driving offence. You may also charged with a drink driving offence if you refuse to provide a specimen of breath and the police deem you to be under the influence of liquor or drugs.
The penalties for drink driving vary depending on your blood alcohol level and traffic history. If you are charged with a drink driving offence you can lose your licence, incur fines and even be sent to prison. The Criminal Law Team at Quinn & Scattini can advise you on the penalties you will be facing for your drink driving offence and we are experts at putting any mitigating factors in front of the court to ensure you receive the best possible result.
If the loss of your licence will mean loss of employment and subsequent hardship to you and your family we can assist you in applying to the court for a work licence. A work licence will allow you to continue to drive for the purposes of your employment and our Criminal Law team are skilled at appearing in work licence applications.
Driving Whilst Disqualified
In recent years the courts have been handing down severe penalties, including imprisonment, for persons who drive whilst disqualified. If you have found yourself charged with driving whilst unlicenced or whilst disqualified, it is essential that you contact one of the members of our Criminal Law Team to discuss your case.
The Criminal Law Team at Quinn & Scattini have also represented many clients facing dangerous driving charges. A charge of dangerous driving can have serious consequences, including a term of imprisonment if you are found guilty. We can advise you on the likelihood of being found guilty of dangerous driving and your prospects of success if you decide to plead not guilty.
Five of our offices are conveniently located nearby the courts which allow us to accept instructions to act and appear in court or to file urgent documents at short notice.
Our offices near courts are
We also have offices at
- Mermaid Beach
Beenleigh | Caboolture
Cleveland | Ipswich | Jimboomba
Gold Coast - Mermaid Beach