Driving Offences

Driving related offences include charges such as drink driving, drug driving, dangerous and negligent driving. Other common offences include driving while disqualified, suspended, cancelled or unlicensed, speeding and offences related to operating trucks and heavy vehicles. Another common offence is that of driving under the influence of drugs.

The penalties for driving offences depend on the seriousness and type of offence, and on any harm caused. Penalties may range from a section 10 dismissal of charges, through to severe sentences such as imprisonment. It is also very common to receive fines, demerit points on your licence and disqualifications from driving for certain time periods.

These types of penalties can have serious consequences on your ability to work or carry out every day tasks. If your employment involves the use of a car, you may find that you are no longer employable in your chosen field. For this reason, it may be very important to you to field a strong defence to your charge. For example, for a charge of drink driving, you may be able to successfully challenge the alcohol reading, or plead a defence of honest and reasonable mistake.

What to do if you've been charged

If you have been charged with a driving offence, there may be a defence available to you. We recommend that you seek the advice of an experienced criminal lawyer as soon as possible. Blair Criminal Lawyers can recommend the best course of action based on your circumstances, using their wealth of knowledge on defending traffic related matters.

We also recommend that, before seeking legal advice, you:

  • exercise your right to silence
  • do not agree to a search of any kind
  • do not give an interview
  • do not give a statement
  • do not sign anything
  • do not go on video camera at any time
  • do not agree to a forensic procedure
  • do not agree to a lineup

You can call Blair Criminal Lawyers anytime on 02 9267 6255. We understand that you may have been charged after hours and need advice right away. We have expert lawyers available to help you at all hours.

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