Community work in lieu of disqualification
This is a particular area I specialize in.
For practically all traffic offences there is a 'mandatory' disqualification period.
However there is a rarely used option to save your licence by doing community work.
There are a number of hurdles to get that result - the first one is you must have been previously disqualified by a court. If so, then court considers your personal circumstances, the circumstances of the offending, the effect of further disqualification, and the public interest.
Quick eligibility test.
If you charged with a traffic offence e.g. drink driving, dangerous or reckless driving, boy racer charges, and have a previous conviction for any other of these types of traffic offence committed within 5 years of the present one - you are out of luck.
If not you may still pursue this option - the advantage over a limited licence is there is no restriction on your driving and no stand down period. There is some debate over whether the court prefers you apply for a limited licence instead.
If you are facing driving while disqualified or driving contrary to a limited licence you are eligible to apply.
If you are facing driving while suspended you can only apply if you have previously been disqualified by a court. Yes, this technically rewards previous bad behavior but thats the law. (The leading case on this point was argued by me at the High Court in 2011)
If you are eligible and want to save your licence please contact me to discuss. Please have any paperwork handy specifically a summary of facts and previous conviction list.