Traffic infringements under the Road Rules, such as exceeding the speed limit and not stopping at a stop sign, are not criminal offences and do not result in a criminal conviction.
However, driving related infringements under the Road Transport Act and Crimes Act, such as drive while disqualified and drive in a manner dangerous, are criminal offences that do result in a criminal conviction, with maximum penalties including fulltime imprisonment and typically periods of licence disqualification.
Serious speeding offences have consequences far greater than just a hefty fine. If you exceed the speed limit by more than 30km/h but less than 45km/h your licence will be automatically suspended for 3 months. If you exceed the speed limit by more than 45km/h your licence will be automatically suspended for 6 months.
In this day and age most people rely heavily on their licence to conduct their daily lives, including work, study and family commitments. A licence suspension or disqualification can certainly cause major problems.
Why do you need a Lawyer?
In certain circumstances you may be able to appeal a licence suspension or disqualification to the Local Court.
We are very experienced in traffic law and pride ourselves on achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients. If you are facing a traffic or driving issue contact Cassandra or Robert from our office for a confidential and no-obligation discussion.