Q&A - How to Get My Licence Back?
I pleaded guilty to a charge of impaired driving about 2 1/2 years ago. I was told by the court that I would receive a 1 year suspension and a $1000 fine. Based on this information, I plead guilty.
I knew it was going to be a tough 12 months, but knew I would come out of it with a whole new outlook on drinking and driving.
Things got bad almost immediately, I couldn't get to job sites with the tools I required and lost about 80% of my clients in the first 2 months. (I am a modular furniture and cabinetry installer) Then 3 months into the suspension, I got the letter from Motor Vehicle informing me about all the other things I would have to do to get my licence reinstated. I honestly had no idea.
So here it is, 1 1/2 years after I thought I would have my licence back,and I have minimal work, no bus fare half the time, an eviction notice on my front door and haven't got the money for the RDP. Now, I'm sure this program was not intended to ruin someones life, but in fact that has been what has happened to me. Without my licence I can not get my life back on track.
What I need to know is if there is any faster, cheaper way to get my licence back or a time served exception. Any help or advice would be much appreciated.