Most of us drive every day. Your vehicle may be your primary source of transport and/or income. While all criminal charges are stressful, the importance of transport in our day to day lives can make driving offences even more stressful. Drivers who commit traffic offences face a range of consequences including fines, licence suspensions and cancellations, and in some cases, imprisonment.
FourLion Legal can assist you with driving offences. We can advise you on:
- the process;
- the possible outcomes;
- your plea;
- ways to mitigate your sentence;
- negotiating a better outcome; and
- representing you in a Perth Court.
What is an Extraordinary Drivers Licence (EDL) in Fremantle, Perth?
If you have been disqualified from driving, an application can be made in certain circumstances. This allows individuals who are disqualified or suspended from holding a licence to drive in certain compelling circumstances and is granted at the discretion of the Court. This is available for anyone in Fremantle, or across Perth.
When can I get an EDL?
An Extraordinary Drivers Licence or EDL will only be granted to those living or working in unusual circumstances. If someone is in their care, like an elderly or disabled person, who may need regular medical attention, an EDL may be granted. People whose primary source of income relies on driving may also be considered. Applications will only be accepted after a certain period of time has passed, depending on the seriousness of the offence, which disqualified you from driving or cancelled your licence. Our lawyers will guide you through this process and answer any questions you may have.
We can advise you on whether this form of licence is available to you. Our Perth-based lawyers, suitable for those residing in and around Fremantle, will assist you with lodging an application with the Court, as well as providing ongoing representation in Court.
After you get an EDL
An Extraordinary Drivers Licence or EDL allows you to drive in the areas and within the time periods as ordered by the Court. It is important for you to keep a record of when and where you drive and the reason for driving so that should you be asked by the police for your driving log you can produce it.
You must also obey all driving laws, regulations and rules as breaking these may cause you to lose your EDL. If you are granted an EDL we will explain to you the conditions of your EDL.
If you already have an EDL, we can assist you in varying the conditions on that licence.