Traffic Lawyer Sydney
On average in Australia there are three or four deaths per day due to traffic accidents. In 2015 the total number of road fatalities was 1,209. We start this article with these difficult statistics because every traffic lawyer Sydney has working today knows that so many of these individual tragedies could have been avoided. Firstly, and most importantly, by drivers not drinking and driving. But there are other reasons such as dangerous driving, negligent driving, driving using a mobile phone and speeding.
If you were the driver in a motor vehicle accident Traffic Lawyer Sydney want to support you through what is undoubtedly going to be a difficult time. The science of crash investigation is complex and something we have a deep knowledge of as well as having extensive professional and court experience. We have applied this knowledge to successfully defend many clients in difficult situations due to traffic related offences.
As a traffic lawyer Sydney, with its huge population and large number of traffic accidents, is a city that also has many people accused of driving offences incorrectly. New technologies have meant that the police are able to catch people who have been drinking, or are dangerous driving etc. but that has also led to more cases where innocent people find themselves in a difficult situation. There are also lots of cases where being involved in an accident may mean you suffer a range of symptoms from flashbacks, and anxiety to depression etc. These symptoms are often exacerbated by the uncertainty of what might happen next.
Be assured that our professional approach, attention to detail and uniquely caring and sensitive approach to your case will support you through this difficult time.
Here we look at eight major traffic charges and what can be done to give yourself the best possible outcome.
6 Traffic Charges in Sydney and NSW
- Dangerous Driving
Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death and Dangerous Driving Occasioning Grievous Bodily Harm are serious traffic offences that can attract lengthy prison sentences. It is therefore vitally important to engage Traffic Lawyer Sydney who are experienced in defending such cases.
- Drink Driving
Drink driving rates have fallen over the last twenty years but there is still an unacceptably high level of drink driving going on. If you need some hands on evidence then go to Fitzroy Gardens next to the famous Kings Cross in Sydney on a Friday or Saturday night where there is an almost permanent police road side breathalyser unit. You won’t have to stay more than 30 minutes before witnessing someone failing the breathalyser test. As a driver, whether you were over the limit, or believe you are under the limit, please get in touch with us. Acting on your own may make things considerably worse and time is of the essence in many cases.
- Drive Whilst Suspended/Disqualified
Driving when your licence is suspended, cancelled, or if you are unlicensed or have already been disqualified can have extremely serious consequences. A criminal conviction or an extension on any existing disqualification you may have is a possibility. Imprisonment is one of the options for the judge to consider. Don’t do anything until you have contacted a Traffic Lawyer Sydney.
- Drug Driving
Drug driving – driving with certain drugs in your bloodstream, including but not limited to cannabis, amphetamine, methyl amphetamine, ecstasy, heroin, cocaine and unlawfully acquired prescription drugs etc is illegal. No need to state how serious an event this is. Laws have tightened up over the last decade and traffic law enforcement staff are highly trained. If you are uncertain of your rights – call us. If you suspect you are going to be tested or if you have been tested don’t leave things to chance. Contact a Sydney traffic lawyer who knows how to handle your situation.
Also note that you do not need to be noticeably affected by drugs to be tested by the authorities. Just having the drugs present at the time is enough. A driver can be charged with drug driving even if was several days since the drugs were taken. Further to that if the concentration of drugs is very low you can also be charged. Seek advice as soon as you have been charged.
- Negligent Driving
If the manner of driving is not sufficiently dangerous or reckless to press a more serious charge
then you fall into the negligent driver category. You need to have failed in ‘exercising the degree of care and attention which a reasonable and prudent driver would exercise in the circumstances’ to be considered as a negligent driver. The penalties for Negligent Driving are of course very severe if someone is killed or seriously injured.
If you don’t believe that at the time of the incident you were speeding or if you feel the penalty given out is too harsh, then there are things that can be done. Contact an experienced traffic lawyer in Sydney. Accurate advice on your options for appeal can be discussed and a plan made to limit the possible penalties. If, in your opinion, you were not speeding, then it may well be there are angles that a Sydney traffic lawyer can look at on your behalf. It could be that your family life or career would be extremely disadvantaged by a speeding charge and a good lawyer will help make sure that is minimised or doesn’t happen at all.
In the event that you do get convicted for DUI charges, always consult a DUI lawyer.
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