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Traffic Law

Traffic Law

The loss of a driver’s licence can have a significant impact on a person’s livelihood. It can result in the loss of employment or cause severe hardship to a person’s family. The Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 (TORUM), governs most traffic offences. It can be difficult to navigate, and it is one of the few pieces of legislation that requires mandatory sentencing. The type of offence that is committed, as well as a person’s traffic history, will determine the range of a licence disqualification. Most offences require mandatory periods of a licence disqualification.

It is because of these complexities that we recommend that you engage our firm should you find yourself charged with a traffic offence. At M&S Lawyers, we offer expertise in traffic law matters and can offer a service that will not leave you in doubt as to where you and your licence stand. We will advise on your eligibility for a work or special hardship licence, prepare relevant applications and written material on your behalf, and provide fierce representation to achieve the desired outcome. If a licence disqualification is unavoidable, you can rest assured that we will fight vigorously to ensure that the lowest period is imposed.


  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Driving above the general or middle alcohol limit
  • Driving above the no alcohol limit
  • Driving with relevant drug present in blood or saliva
  • Driving while disqualified by a Court order
  • Driving unlicenced (including as a repeat offender)
  • Driving while demerit point suspended
  • Driving while SPER suspended
  • Driving without due care and attention
  • Speeding
  • Traffic infringement notices


  • Work licence 
  • Special hardship licence 
  • Licence reinstatements