Charged with a driving office? Need your licence? Our expert traffic lawyers can help. Call us now to arrange a free consultation.
Victorian courts take a hard-lined approach to driving offences. Being found guilty of a driving offence can have serious consequences including heavy financial penalties, cancellation or further suspension of your licence, and imprisonment. At Smith & Tapper we understand how important your licence is to you and your family. Our criminal and traffic lawyers are experienced in dealing with driving offences and will work with you to identify and argue important mitigating factors or assert a valid defence, such as necessity or honest and reasonable mistake. If you have been charged with a traffic offence it is essential that you contact our office as soon as possible. Engaging an experienced traffic lawyer at the earliest opportunity is the best way to ensure that your rights are protected. For further information of driving charges please see our Drink Driving, Drug Driving, or Other Traffic Offences information. Alternatively, call us on 1300 616 183 or click here to send us a message and one of our traffic lawyers will be in touch shortly.
Will I lose my licence?
If you have been charged with a driving offence it is very likely that your licence is at risk. Many driving offences carry a mandatory period of licence loss. This means that if you are found guilty of any of these offences the court must cancel your licence for a set period of time.
Even if no mandatory licence loss period applies, the Court still has a discretion to cancel or suspend your licence as it considers appropriate.
In addition to licence loss, driving offences attract significant financial penalties. If you have prior convictions for similar offending you may also be at risk of imprisonment.
For these reasons it is important to take driving charges seriously and engage an expert traffic lawyer at the earliest opportunity.
Our criminal and traffic lawyers are available to help 24/7. Call us on 1300 616 183 or click here to request a call back from one of our traffic lawyers.