Brisbane Traffic Lawyers

Why You'll Require a Lawyer if You Commit a Traffic Offence in Brisbane

Traffic offences are some of the most common offences handled by Brisbane lawyers. However, they are still a complex area of law, and being charged with a traffic offence can be very serious. It is essential to understand the various traffic laws that apply in Queensland and how an infringement may impact you. Road rules for everyday driving can be found on the Queensland Government’s transport website. These laws are in place to regulate how people drive on the roads to ensure safety. 

Types of Traffic Offences in Brisbane That Require the Help of a Lawyer

 Some of the most common traffic offences that may find you in need of legal advice and representation include:

  • Unlicensed Driving
    Driving without a valid driver’s license or while disqualified is an offence as it puts others at risk.
  • Drink and Drug Driving
    The dangers of drink and drug driving should be obvious. Even small amounts can impair your judgement, which can have serious consequences, including causing an accident where someone may be hurt.
  • Exceeding the Speed Limit
    Speeding may not seem like a big deal, but driving over the speed limit is dangerous and an infringement of the road rules.
  • Disobeying a Red Light
    Obeying traffic lights are fundamental to safety on the roads.
  • Driving Without Due Care 
    This is also referred to as careless driving, where your actions are unintentional but lead to substandard driving.
  • Dangerous Driving
    Usually called ‘dangerous operation of a motor vehicle’, this offence can lead to the most serious of consequences which is jail time. 

Penalties for traffic offences can vary from receiving a fine, incurring demerit points, a probation order and even going to jail.

Brisbane Traffic Lawyers
Brisbane Traffic Lawyers

How Do You Know if You Need a Brisbane Traffic Lawyer

It is important to consider if you need legal advice, as some offences have severe consequences, including hefty fines and jail time. You may need legal advice if you:
Have been charged with a traffic offence

  • Want to challenge a speeding fine, including the accuracy of the detection device or the way it was used
  • Disagree with an infringement notice and want to submit an election for court
  • Received a fine that needs to be transferred to another driver as you weren’t driving the vehicle at the time of the offence
  • Want to apply for a hardship order due to license suspension or disqualification

Our Brisbane Traffic Lawyers can help you through complex legal processes regardless of your situation. The type of offence you have been charged with, the specific circumstances of the incident and your traffic history all play a role in the penalty you will receive. Always consult a lawyer when facing traffic charges. Consulting a lawyer will allow you to get practical, expert legal advice, so you understand the options available to you. 

Now that you know why it is essential to have a Brisbane traffic lawyer on your side, call Fisher Dore Lawyers today for more information.

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