What do the NSW Licence Legislation reforms mean for you?
The penalties for Driver’s Licence Suspension NSW and disqualification have changed since 2017. These reforms are due to an increase in unauthorised driving in New South Wales.
But, what does this for disqualified drivers?
This means is that Drivers who have lost their licence for extended periods can appeal to get them back sooner, this is exciting news.
What is does mean is drivers who have complied with their disqualification period for at least two years the opportunity to apply to a local court to have their disqualification lifted early. You will need an experienced lawyer in traffic matters to help you submit your appeal. First and foremost, your lawyer must observe the appeal process closely. If you miss something or forget to include a vital detail, you may not have success. Contact Crawford & Duncan Lawyers to find out how you can get your licence back earlier.
How to begin your appeal…
To begin your driver’s licence suspension and disqualification appeal, you will need to contact us to find out what the next steps are. However, in a nutshell, the legislative changes now tell us that disqualified drivers can to apply to the local court to have their disqualification lifted. If they have been offence-free for at least 2 or 4 years, depending on their case, they may be eligible.
For community safety, no disqualified driver ever convicted of driving offences involving death or grievous bodily harm will be eligible. Drivers who have had their disqualifications removed will still need to apply to Roads and Maritime or Service NSW, and complete standard road safety and knowledge tests to get their licence returned.
Ask us how you can get your licence back sooner.
More information: Roads & Maritime Website | NSW Justice Website | NSW Government Media Release on Driver Licence Reforms