Police v LC

Key Words: Habitual traffic offender declaration, Road Transport Act 2013 Section 217 – mental illness, substance abuse – appeal – declaration quashed

Facts:

LC lost her licence while struggling with mental illness and substance abuse. After turning her life around, LC wanted to take the next step and return to her former employment. However, she first needed her drivers licence. There was also always the risk that without her licence, LC would become demotivated to return to work.

Result:

Our client’s habitual traffic offender declaration was quashed in the local court. As a result, LC was able to reapply for her licence.