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.
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: