Driving while disqualified is an extremely serious offence in QLD. The Court views it seriously as it is seen as ignoring a Court order not to drive and therefore a personal affront to the Magistrate. A prison sentence is a distinct possibility in cases of driving while disqualified, so the implications if you are facing this charge can be significant for you and your loved ones if you are unable to provide for them whilst you are in prison.
Driving While Disqualified – Can You Afford to Represent Yourself?
Given the severity of the charge, it is essential that you appoint a specialist traffic lawyer, such as GC Traffic Lawyers, to represent you in Court and plead your case to a Magistrate. In order to avoid jail time, particularly if you have a poor traffic record with a history of other serious offences such as drink driving, you will want to rely on the many years of expertise in putting persuasive arguments to a Magistrate to convince them to give you the most lenient outcome that is possible in the circumstances. We would look to reduce the penalty so that any jail term is fully suspended or alternatively a sentence of community service is given.
In addition to the above, you will be disqualified for a further 2-5 years, depending on the situation. Also, you won’t be able to apply for a Work Licence or Special Hardship Order if you are convicted of disqualified driving, so again, its crucial that you appoint a specialist like GC Traffic Lawyers to keep the disqualification period to an absolute minimum so the impact to your life is minimised.
Call GC Traffic Lawyers now on 07 5528 6665 if you are facing a disqualified driving charge so we can discuss the options available to you. We offer a free initial consultation so call us today to make an appointment, we service the Gold Coast, Brisbane and the corridor in between.