Are you facing a traffic charge?
Traffic offences can have serious consequences. While license disqualifications and fines in the thousands of dollars can seem harsh, some offenders face the possibility of imprisonment. Our traffic lawyers bring a great deal of experience and negotiating power. Our traffic lawyer will sit down with you, so he or she can give you advice based on the circumstances of the offence.
The benefit of legal representation is multifold. We are experts in our field which means we know how to present information to the Court in the most favorable way to you. Court can be overwhelming for those not accustomed to its processes and the Magistrates and Judges can be intimidating. Often, this can mean you are unable to tell the court everything you had wanted to and it may mean you do not get your desired outcome.
Our legal representation is focused on the best outcomes for you.
Drink and drug driving can have extremely serious repercussions, with different outcomes depending on how far over the legal limit you were and what type of licence you hold. Disqualification periods can range from one month to in excess of 2 years if cumulative periods are imposed. But more seriously it can lead to jail time. Our DUI lawyers, and in particular our drink driving lawyer and drug driving lawyer, will provide representation that will get you back in a motor vehicle as soon as possible.
It is crucial that you obtain legal advice about your drug or drink driving charge, before you go to Court. In some circumstances, you may be eligible for a work licence which will keep you driving for employment purposes.
Speeding offences can result in a suspended license depending on the severity of the charge. If you have lost too many demerit points, are charged while on a Good Driving Behaviour period, or if you’ve exceeded the speed limit by more than 40 km/hr you should contact a lawyer.
Our traffic lawyers can help you stay on the road by offering assistance and guidance with applications for Special hardship licences or help present mitigating features in court that will help keep any disqualification period to a minimum.
Dangerous driving offences are some of the most serious traffic related charges and are in fact an offence under the Queensland Criminal Code.
At Skuse Graham Criminal Lawyers you get an experienced lawyer who not only supports you through the court process but understands the severity of the offence and its consequences. We will examine the circumstances of the driving and provide you with accurate, practical and compassionate advice as to how to proceed. Where possible, we can assist you to negotiate the charge to a much lesser penalty (such as drive without due care and attention) or take the matter to trial if you believe you were not at fault.
Unlicensed driving can become quite a serious matter.
In Queensland, you are an unlicensed driver if you have never held a driving licence, you do not hold the class of lincence for the vehicle you are driving, your licence has been suspended or your licence has expired. These are just a few of the reasons why you can be charged with unlicenced driving.
A disqualified driver is a person who has had their authority to drive disqualified by a Court order. The mandatory minimum licence disqualification for disqualified driving is 2 years. Cars can be impounded which can be a considerable expense or sanction to a family or individual.
It’s vital that you seek the advice of traffic offense lawyers because of the variation of the sentences. You may think you know what penalties you face, but when in court the reality of the situation can hit home and cost you dearly.
Our traffic lawyers are experienced in negotiating favourable outcomes for these offences and we can help mitigate the impact of these types of offences.
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