Following the State Government’s overhaul of the Driver Licensing Legislation from 20 May
2019 all PCA (drink driving) offences will receive an on-the-spot driver licence suspension by Police.
These suspensions can be challenged in Court however it is important to know that filing the
Local Court Appeal against the suspension does not automatically stay the Police
suspension. That is, the mere filing of the appeal does not stop the suspension from
continuing and it will continue until your appeal is heard in Court unless you apply for an
If you wish to discuss your options following Police suspending your licence for a PCA
offence then contact our office on 02 6542 5566 as a matter of urgency as in limited circumstances you may be able to apply for a stay of the suspension pending hearing of the appeal.