Very often convictions for these types of offences can attract a disqualification of the offender’s licence, which could have significant consequences for themselves, their employment and their families. Therefore, even if an offender decides to plead guilty to the offence/s it is important to consider all of the possible courses available to them to lessen the impact of the sentence upon them.
For example, in some instances a person convicted of drink/drug driving can apply to the courts for a ‘restricted’ licence, which is a licence allowing them to continue driving in certain situations. A similar option exists for people who lose all of their demerit points, referred to as a ‘special hardship’ licence.
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