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Traffic Lawyer Cairns

Experienced Traffic Lawyers In Cairns

Over the years, Mansia Bovey & Company Lawyers have dealt with hundreds of traffic offences across Queensland. We provide general advice and representation for people dealing with traffic charges and Commonwealth offences, as well as criminal offences stemming from traffic offences handling applications for work licences and special hardship licences. 

With offences ranging from minor traffic charges to more serious charges like reckless or dangerous driving, Mansia Bovey & Company Lawyers provide comprehensive solutions. We know our way around Queensland traffic and licensing laws and can give you the best insights on navigating this complex terrain. 

With stringent time limits surrounding applications for hardship and work licences, it’s important to consult with our team as soon as possible to get the best outcomes. If you are not sure where to begin, book an appointment for general advice today. We will walk you through the options available to you. 

Drink & Drug Driving

Road statistics from 2018 show that one in every six fatalities on Queensland roads were the result of drink and drug driving. Therefore, if you are caught driving under the influence in Queensland, you will be expected to go to court. If it’s your first time being charged, solicitors are often able to help you apply for specialty licences. 

If, however, you have multiple drink or drug driving offences on your record, the punishments become more severe. In some cases, you can be looking at jail time. That’s why it’s imperative you seek help from the qualified team at Mansia Bovey & Company Lawyers.

With the right help, you can get penalties reduced and get the best chance possible of returning to the road. If your licence has already been suspended, it’s important to contact our team as soon as possible.

Book an appointment with our lawyers today or find out more about what happens when you go to court for drink driving.

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Unlicensed & Disqualifying Driving

If you are involved in more serious traffic offences, including driving that has resulted in severe injury or death of another party, it’s important to have the very best defence possible. Penalties for disqualifying driving can be significant, including long term prison sentences and other strict punishments. 

By consulting with the team at Mansia Bovey & Company Lawyers, you will be given access to help, advice and the best representation. We can work with you to advocate on your behalf and give you the most positive outcome that can be achieved. 

Contact our lawyers for assistance with traffic offences in Cairns and surrounds. 

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Minor Offences

If you intend to plead guilty to minor traffic offences, you may also face a licence suspension, talk to Mansia Bovey and company lawyers now to find out if a suspension will apply to you. Loss of licence can have many detrimental effects on a person’s livelihood and we aim to give clients the best chance of approval for work or hardship licences. 

Over the years, we have seen it all. As a result, we know our way around these processes and want to utilise our expertise as best as we can for the benefit of our clients. If you need help applying for a specialty licence, don’t hesitate to contact our solicitors today. We serve CairnsMareeba and any location throughout Queensland.

Any Questions ?

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. 1 : I’ve been charged with drink driving; is my licence automatically suspended?

Yes, but how long your licence is suspended for will depend on what you have been charged with. If you have been charged with drink driving and your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is less than 0.10 percent, then your licence will be suspended for 24 hours from the time you are charged. If you are charged with a more serious offence, then your licence can be suspended from the time you are charged until your matter is finalised in court.

Q. 2 : Am I eligible for a work licence?

If you have been charged with drink driving or driving with a relevant drug present then you may be eligible for a restricted licence, more commonly known as a work licence. Having a work licence means that you are able to drive for work purposes during the period of the disqualification imposed by the court. Your eligibility to apply for a work licence depends on your traffic history, licence type and blood alcohol reading, among other things. To find out if you are eligible or get assistance to thoroughly prepare your restricted licence application you can contact our office for advice.