Taylor & Scott Lawyers can also provide assistance with the following Traffic Law matters:
- Drink Driving Offences
- Serious Driving Offences – including dangerous driving, negligent driving, reckless driving or predatory driving.
- Common Driving Offences – including unlicensed driving and driving whilst disqualified or suspended. Also includes speeding penalties, license suspension etc.
- Licence Appeals – including advice for going to Court.
New South Wales operates under the demerit points scheme, in which penalty points are allocated for a range of driving offences. The allocation of demerit points is accompanied by fines. Suspension of licence occurs when you reach or exceed 12 demerit points (for an ordinary licence holder), 7 points (for a provisional P2 licence holder) or 4 points (for a provisional P1 licence holder). There is no right of appeal for an ordinary licence holder where this occurs. However, a provisional licence holder may appeal to the Local Court.
Some of the more common offences are: Speeding; Failure to wear seatlbelt; parking violations; not indicating before turning or not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious offence. For ordinary licence holders, it is an offence to drive with a blood-alcohol concentration above 0.05. For Provisional licence holders it is an offence to driver with any alcohol in their system at all. The level of alcohol in your blood will attract a different category of such an offence. Fines range from $1,100 to $3,300, your licence may be suspended for 6 months to 3 years, and you may even face a jail term of up to 18 months. Repeat offenders attract higher penalties.
Dangerous Driving is an offence. It is unfortunate that some dangerous driving offences can lead to terrible consequences such as grievous bodily harm or death. There is a difference between dangerous, negligent, furious, reckless, predatory and menacing driving. All of these offences attract heavy fines, licence disqualifications and imprisonment.
Failure to stop after involvement in an accident is also a criminal offence which attracts fines and/or 18 month imprisonment. If grievous bodily harm or death is involved, the maximum imprisonment is increased to 7 years and 10 years respectively.
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