WS v NZ POLICE ? Successful appeal against district court judge?s refusal to grant s.94 application (to be not further disqualified). My client, whilst his licence was suspended, drove a vehicle from his friends place to his place in the afternoon at a distance of about a kilometre. As it was his third time of being caught driving whilst disqualified, he faced the loss of his licence for one year minimum, unless he could persuade the court he shouldn’t be further disqualified. The licence was needed so he could get to see his child who lived in Hamilton (he lived in Auckland) and to help obtaining work. The District court judge was not sympathetic, saying he could get a job that didn’t involve driving amongst other observations. On appeal the High Court saw it differently appreciating the assistance a licence has in getting a job and the appeal was granted allowing the client to get his licence back immediately.

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