Gold Coast Special Hardship Licence Lawyers

Special Hardship licences only apply to Queensland. You may be eligible to make an SHO if;

  1. You accumulate too many demerit points OR/
  2. You are booked by the police for a high speed offence (Over 40 kilometers per hour over the limit).

In these circumstances you will receive a notice from Queensland Transport advising you of the date of the suspension of your drivers licence. You will need to file the application in the Magistrates Court District in which you reside within 21 days AFTER the suspension of your drivers licence.

You are NOT eligible to apply for an SHO if, within the last 5 years;

  • You have previously made an application for an SHO;
  • Your licence has been suspended or cancelled or disqualified;
  • You were not licenced at the time of the incident;
  • You have been convicted of dangerous driving.

An SHO will permit you to drive a motor vehicle with the following conditions;

  • Purpose of driving;
  • Class of motor vehicle that may be driven;
  • Times in which you can drive;
  • That a copy of the order must be carried by you whilst driving.

In order to make an SHO you must attend to the following tasks;

  1. File the application in court;
  2. File your completed affidavit;
  3. File your employers affidavit (if you are not self-employed); and
  4. Serve a copy of the above material on Queensland Transport.

At the hearing of your application you must prove to the court;

  • That you are a fit and proper person to be the holder of a licence; AND
  • That a refusal to grant the order will cause either extreme financial hardship or severe and unusual hardship.

These applications can be tricky and if you make a mistake your application could be refused. How much have you got riding on your drivers licence? We can help you professionally prepare your application and represent you in court.

Gold Coast Drink Driving Lawyers constantly obtain favourable results for their clients for a range of traffic offences such as drink driving, drug driving, DUI, unlicensed driving, suspended driving, disqualified, dangerous driving, negligent driving, high range speeding and many other common traffic offences. We are experts at dealing with these types of offences and helping our clients obtain a work licence, special hardship order licence or alternatively the best outcome possible for their traffic charge.

Our Gold Coast DUI Lawyer – Contact Joshua Boorman

Gold Coast DUI Lawyer

Gold Coast DUI Lawyer

Phone: 0410 582 034


Please contact: Joshua Boorman

Gold Coast DUI Lawyer if you have a traffic related issue and require experienced advice and representation.