Good news for some disqualified drivers:
Changes to the law came into effect on October 28, which mean some disqualified drivers will be able to have their licenses returned to them, if they successfully apply to the local court.
The changes apply to:
- disqualified drivers who have not had any traffic offences for two years, if your disqualifications relates to driving while disqualified or suspended, or a habitual offenders
- Disqualified drivers who have not had any traffic offences for four years, if your disqualification relates to drink driving, refuse breath analysis or wilfully alter concentration, drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, drive dangerously (or recklessly)
If you fall into either of these two categories, you can apply to the NSW local court to set-aside your remaining disqualification period. In the legislation there’s a list of things (personal to the driver) that the local court must take into account when assessing your application to overturn your disqualification. The Local Court Lawyers will prepare your Application to set-aside your disqualification, by addressing each of the areas relevant to the local court’s decision.
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