We appear at Court for clients who have want a licence restoration after losing their licence for drink driving. We also appear for people who are applying to get their interlock removed.
- Getting a licence restoration back is not automatic. You will generally be directly asked questions by the Prosecutor and the Magistrate.
- If you answer poorly, you may well have your matter adjourned for months or have your application for licence restoration refused.
- The Court is often harder on drivers who have been to Court on a number of occasions. This may leave you still without a licence restoration or with an interlock still on your car.
If you want us to represent you at a licence restoration or an interlock removal hearing then book an appointment with one of our solicitors.
- We take you through the types of questions you will be asked.
- We will explain what documents and possibly witnesses we need for it all to go smoothly.
- Get your full licence back without any more dramas.
There is a cost in having us appear for you – but it comes with the knowledge that everything will be prepared properly and presented properly. It will certainly make the process easier for you.
Process of Interlock Removal
How do I apply to remove the Interlock device?
About 6 weeks before the end of the minimum interlock period, contact an accredited drink driver education agency for your final assessment and report.
The assessment will take place after the interlock period has ended. You need to contact the company that installed and services your interlock, and provide that company with the name of the drink driver education agency and the date for your final assessment.
You will need to consent to the release of information from your interlock supplier to the agency conducting your final assessment. After booking your final assessment and contacting your interlock supplier, you should attend Court and sign your application for removal of interlock condition.
Your hearing will take place 28 days after lodging your application, and at least 7 days after you have completed your final assessment. When the Court has given you a hearing date phone our office and book an appointment to see one of our solicitors if you want us to act on your behalf at the interlock removal hearing.
The Magistrates Court will notify the police, and a police officer will interview you before your application is heard at Court.
What happens at my Court hearing?
The Magistrate will consider your final assessment, and the data provided by your Interlock supplier. Your interlock supplier will have provided a report which lists the number of times the Interlock has been used to start your car. The report discloses occasions when the engine did not start due to a BAC over 0%.
We then need to explain any problems to the Magistrate. A Magistrate will often be reluctant to grant the removal of an interlock condition where multiple failures are listed.
After a successful application for removal of Interlock Condition attend the nearest VicRoads office, bring your driver’s license, and bring the Interlock Removal Order.