AREAS OF LAW
The courts take certain traffic offences very seriously.
Serious traffic offences carry lengthy licence disqualification periods, loss of demerit points, heavy fines and even jail.
If you have been charged with a serious traffic offence or are concerned about a traffic infringement notice, you should speak to an experienced traffic lawyer.
The traffic legislation can be very complex. Coastal Lawyers can explain the traffic laws in plain language so you are informed about your rights, obligations and potential outcomes.
Traffic Law can be a very complicated area of the law. Coastal Lawyers can provide you with legal advice and representation at court in all areas of traffic law.
Drink Driving (PCA) & Drug Driving
- Low range drink driving
- Mid Range drink driving
- High Range drink driving
- Driving under the influence
- Drug driving
Heavy Vehicle Offences
- Uncovered loads
- Heavy vehicle standards
- Speeding & driver fatigue
- Causing bodily harm.
- Causing grievous bodily harm
- Causing death
- Aggravated driving
- Speed more than 10 km/h
- Speed more than 20km/h
- Speed more than 30km/h
- Speed more than 45km/h
- Suspension due to demerit points
- Suspension by the police
- Suspension by Roads and Maritime Service (RMS)
Drive while disqualified, suspended or cancelled
- Drive disqualified
- Drive suspended
- Drive licence cancelled
- Drive never held a licence
Check out the facts about traffic offences in New South Wales
Number of traffic offences charged in 2019.
CRASHES THAT OCCUR AT MORE THAN 100KM/H
The number of demerit points if you are caught using a mobile phone while driving.
THE NUMBER OF MONTHS THAT A GOOD BEHAVIOUR LICENCE LASTS.
“Sometimes we don’t realise just how much we need our drivers licence until it is at risk of being taken away.
— Coastal Lawyers.
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If you have questions about whether we can assist you with your traffic matter, please send us a message.