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Special Hardship Licence

If you’re looking for a special hardship licence lawyer in Queensland, Ashkan Tai Lawyers are a highly experienced local team who are ready to represent you.

The prospect of losing your driving licence is daunting, especially if you rely on driving to meet work or study commitments. If you have lost your licence, you may be able to apply for a special hardship order (SHO). This could grant you permission to drive under specific circumstances while otherwise suspended.

Choosing the right lawyer can make a huge impact on the outcome of your special hardship licence application.

You may be able to apply for a special hardship licence if your licence was suspended for one of the following reasons:

  • Committing a high-speed offence (driving more than 40km/hr over the speed limit),

  • Having more than one demerit point allocated while driving in a 12-month good behaviour period,

  • Committing a high-speed offence and incurring more than one demerit point during a 12-month good behaviour period (also known as a ‘dual suspension’).


You may apply for a SHO if you need to drive to meet work or study requirements or have other special requirements. Keep in mind that a magistrate may deny your application even if you meet the eligibility requirements if they believe you will not drive in a safe and responsible manner. Choosing an experienced lawyer can make a significant difference to the presentation of your case.

Why Choose Ashkan Tai Lawyers For A Special Hardship Licence?

Ashkan Tai Lawyers have a long track record of securing special hardship licences for people with suspended driving licences in Queensland. We have represented hundreds of people over a decade, and we are very confident about our procedures.

When you work with us, we will give you expert guidance about which supporting documents and details you can collect in order to strengthen your application for the special hardship licence.

Because we have been working within the Queensland legal system for so long, we have an excellent reputation with both clients and prosecutors. We understand how the system works, have proof of multiple successes and offer a competitive fee for our services.

The ability to legally drive is critical to so many people. If you are worried about losing your licence, please get in touch with us today.

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