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Criminal Law

As one of our specialised practice areas, we regularly provide efficient legal representation for clients in all types of criminal and traffic law matters.

If you have been charged with a criminal or traffic offence, it is important to get advice and act quickly. Whether it is a minor or serious charge, you have a right to defend the action brought against you. From the outset, we undertake to provide you with all the necessary information in relation to your matter so you know where you stand and to make an informed decision as to the next step you wish to take.

Our solid understanding of New South Wales criminal law processes and procedures means that you will obtain the best possible outcome before a Magistrate or Judge, whether it be a verdict of not guilty, a section 10 bond or a reduced penalty and/or sentence.

Traffic Offences

Drink Driving/Driving under the Influence

This offence is contained under section 12 of the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act 1999 (NSW). It provides that a person is guilty of this offence if a person drives or occupies the drivers' seat of motor vehicle and is under the influence of a drug or alcohol. There is an automatic disqualification period pursuant to section 188 of the Road Transport (General) Act 2005 (NSW) if a person is convicted of driving under the influence.

Negligent, Furious or Reckless Driving

It is an offence under section 42 of the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act 1999 (NSW) for a person to drive negligently, furiously, recklessly or at a speed or in a manner dangerous to the public. Different penalty units and imprisonment terms apply to first and habitual offenders.

Driving Whilst Disqualified

Section 25A of the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Act 1998 (NSW) provides that it is an offence to drive whilst the person is disqualified from driving or that their licence is suspended or cancelled.

Driving Without a Licence

Section 25 of the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Act 1998 (NSW) provides that a person must not drive unless they are licensed. A person found guilt of this offence may be ordered to pay a fine and/or be imprisoned.