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There are many different traffic offences that you can be charged with in New South Wales traffic law, including speeding and drink-driving. If caught committing one of these crimes then the penalty notice will usually come out as a result – this means paying a hefty fine. However, you may also have the option of going to court.

A list of crime statistics for Australia was made available online recently. It included some interesting nuggets about our country’s transport network; including how much damage accidents cause annually due solely to driver negligence (over $60 billion!) plus numbers revealing just what happens when drivers get behind wheels after drinking alcohol.

We know that you care deeply for your driver’s license and its importance in everyday life. Losing a driver’s license can make it difficult to go about one’s daily routines, which includes being unable to take care of loved ones or even work due to lack of transportation.

Offences for Speeding

No Guilty Plea:

The procedure for appealing a speed-zone citation is simple. If you believe that the Police or RMS have made an error, it’s possible to appeal on your behalf. Criminal defence lawyers can ensure justice will be served at the local court. Hearings called ‘Mentions’ where the defence lawyers will confirm guilty pleas in front of magistrates who determine whether drivers have entitled compensation from fines etcetera based upon their findings after listening to both parties’ arguments before them if any exist!

You can dispute a traffic offence on the following grounds:

You made a mistaken belief or honest mistake about facts.

Another person forced you into committing it (for example if they scared us with their threats), We weren’t driving at all – even though there were clues that suggested otherwise; The radar gun may have been off-track during the calibration period due to technical glitches.

Guilty Plea:

The Traffic Offenders Intervention Program (TOIP) can help you get the least severe sentence possible if completed before sentencing.

Street Racing Offences

Street racing is now against the law. The NSW government has cracked down on these laws due to increased interest in media and ‘hooning’ among other things that are not clearly defined by their vague descriptions of what they mean for instance:

Any race between two vehicles or more while driving on roads across this state.

Speed trials can range from races where participants try catching up with another vehicle which already ahead.

Competitive Car testing – one driver trying out new driving techniques or skills on streets or freeways.

Street racing is a serious offence, and you must pick the right criminal lawyer for your case.

Not Guilty Plea: 

If the cops cannot prove that you are guilty of an offence, then it is possible to enter a not-guilty plea. You must show them sufficient evidence before they will be convinced otherwise and this could include any or all four options mentioned below.

  1. Organised race between two vehicles.
  2. Promotion/taking part in an attempt at breaking a record for fastest vehicle speed (this would require additional proof);
  3. trial designed specifically with one goal being to test driver skill level vs conditioniveness
  4. Lastly, competitive racing is where drivers only compete against each other rather than outside forces like traffic patterns.

Guilty Plea:

Lawyers can represent clients at all stages of proceedings, including when they proceed for sentence. If you’re willing to enter a guilty plea then your Criminal lawyer has the opportunity to advocate on behalf of him/herself and may potentially receive up to 25% less than what would have been imposed without this arrangement!

  1. If you’re found guilty of your first offence, the court can impose a maximum fine of up to $3K.
  2. The automatic disqualification period for your first conviction is 12 months.
  3. The maximum Disqualification period for a first offence is unlimited.
  4. No Gaol Term.

Second Offence: 

  1. The maximum court-imposed fine for a Second Offence – is $3,300.
  2. The maximum gaol term for a Second Offence is 9 months.
  3. The maximum Disqualification period for a first offence is unlimited.
  4. The automatic disqualification period for a first offence is 12 months.

Offences For Jumping The Red Light

The consequences of running a red light in NSW can be severe. A single infringement will result in 3 demerit points and up to a $464 fine!

If you own a car, that has been caught by red light cameras, then infringement notices will usually be sent to your registered address.

With red light cameras, it is possible to detect gender and the estimated appearance of an individual. If you have committed a traffic infraction in such circumstances then Lawyers would advise entering a guilty plea with an explanation as required by law.

Negligent Driving Offence

Driving Negligently or dangerously means that you were not attentive enough while operating a motor vehicle. It puts other drivers in danger, as well as members of the public who may be pedestrians near your car at any given time during its operation on land or sea-based assets such as an airport terminal where there is foot traffic moving about outside despite having “the right” (in some cases) against entering these restricted areas without warning signs posted everywhere visibly reminding everyone just how serious this offence can become if committed with negligence sufficient to cause Grievous Bodily Harm.

Driving whilst suspended/disqualified

If you are caught driving a car, truck or van in NSW without having the proper license to do so it is considered breaking any law. This includes any other type of vehicle that requires different classifications depending on its use (eg bus).

There are also two separate situations where someone could be penalized if their driver’s license has been disqualified due to unpaid fines or otherwise circumstances Beyond just receiving hefty penalties there will oftentimes come automatic disqualification periods which range anywhere between 12 – 24 months but these may vary based upon various factors including previous convictions.

To conclude the best legal options depend on the offence committed and the skill of the criminal defence lawyer that will represent your case. The expertise and experience of the lawyer will help you in tackling the NSW traffic laws in the best legal way possible.