Traffic Matters

Have you had your driver’s licence suspended? Been charged with speeding? Had a fine that you wish to dispute? Able Defence Lawyers may be able to help you with your traffic-related matter.

Traffic matters include a wide variety of laws and regulations that apply to many aspects of our everyday lives.

At Able Defence Lawyers we recognise the serious consequences that can arise here from an unsatisfactory outcome, such as the loss of your licence which may affect your ability to work and socialise with friends and family. We are therefore committed to ensuring the best outcome for you.

Our team of lawyers are highly experienced in dealing with these matters and are passionate about ensuring the best outcome for our clients. This experience includes:

– Dangerous Driving

A charge of dangerous driving can relate to several possible offences under section 52A of the Crimes Act 1900. This can include:

– Aggravated Dangerous Driving Occasioning Grievous Bodily Harm

– Dangerous Driving Occasioning Grievous Bodily Harm

– Aggravated Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death

– Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death

In our experience the courts across New South Wales treat dangerous driving with the greatest level of seriousness. As your experienced and motivated legal representative, we will be focused on doing our upmost to ensure that you can get back on the road as quickly as possible.

– Drink Driving

Drink driving offences fall under a range of categories according to the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) that the individual is found to have driven with.

– Novice Range Drink Driving (occurs where a provisional/learner driver is found to have driven a motor vehicle with a BAC between 0.001 and 0.019).

– Low Range Drink Driving (where an individual is found to have driven with a BAC between 0.05 and 0.079).

– Mid-Range Drink Driving (where an individual is found to have driven with a BAC between 0.08 and 0.149).

– High Range Drink Driving (where an individual is found to have driven with a BAC above 0.15).

– Special Range Drink Driving (available since 2019 where an individual is found to have driven with a BAC between 0.02 and 0.049).

– Drive while Disqualified

Driving while disqualified falls under section 54 of the Road Transport Act 2013 and can attract a maximum disqualification period of 6 months, $3,300 fine or 6-month imprisonment

sentence. With this in mind Able Defence Lawyers will look to provide you with the most expert advice according to your circumstances and the nature of the charge.

– Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

Found under section 112 of the Road Transport Act 2013, this offence involves police observing your behaviours to determine that your driving was affected by some form of drugs or alcohol.

– Driving while Suspended

Similar to the charge of driving while disqualified, this offence is contained within section 54 of the Road Transport Act 2013 and carries an identical level of potential maximum penalties of 6 months disqualification, $3,300 fine or 6-month imprisonment.

– Habitual Offender Declaration

Although the habitual offender scheme has been removed in NSW since 2017 the declaration still applies to those declared habitual offenders before the legislation was changed. Please contact Able Defence Lawyers if you are subject to these restrictions and looking to remove your licence disqualifications.

– Mobile Phone Use

The laws surrounding mobile phones use in cars are rather strict. This is particularly the case for drivers on their learner and provisional licences who are not allowed to engage with their phone, at any point, while driving. By discussing your matter with our team, we may be able to assist you in avoiding demerit points.

– Negligent Driving

Operating under section 117 of the Road Transport Act 2013, negligent driving represents a less serious charge than ‘reckless’ or ‘dangerous’ driving but can still result in harsh penalties.

– Police Pursuits

Contained under section 51B of the Crimes Act 1900, police pursuit allegations are treated with the greatest of seriousness and must therefore be handled with a highly professional approach.

– Red Light Infringements

As with the use of the mobile phone while driving, red light infringements can also carry the loss of demerit points.

– Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) Licence Appeals

If you believe that you have had your licence unfairly suspended by Roads and Maritime Services you can contact Able Defence Lawyers to see if we can help organise an appeal to this decision.

– Speeding

In an age of fixed and mobile speed cameras, Able Defence Lawyers seeks to achieve the best possible outcome for clients facing a speeding charge, particularly when it comes to maintaining your licence.

– Street Racing

Following extended public attention, street racing has been broadly defined under section 115 of the Road Transport Act 2013. Given the potential disqualification period and vehicle loss that can occur for a finding of guilty, it is important to be represented by an experienced, hard-working firm. With a dedicated and experienced team ready to assist with all of your traffic-related enquiries. Please do not hesitate to contact Able Defence Lawyers on (02) 4626 5335 if you have been affected by any of the matters listed above.