Traffic Lawyers Gold Coast and Brisbane
GC Traffic Lawyers provides expert legal representation in Queensland. If you have been charged with a traffic offence, this area of law is our speciality. By hiring us to work on your case, you can be confident that you’re partnering with an expert. With a team of experienced traffic lawyers servicing the Gold Coast, Brisbane and the corridor in between, we can help save your driver’s licence.
Don’t risk losing your licence or paying a larger fine than necessary by getting legal advice or representation from a law firm or DUI lawyer that doesn’t specialise in traffic law and drink driving offences.
What Traffic Offences Do Our Lawyers Cover?
Drink driving can result in the suspension of your licence, fines, and even jail time. Unlike with minor traffic infringements, where on-the-spot fines can be issued, drink driving offenders are required to attend court. The severity of a drinking driving penalty depends on a number of factors, including your blood/breath alcohol level at the time of the offence and your traffic history.
Roadside drug testing is becoming more common in urban centres like Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Police can now catch drug drivers through a simple saliva test. If you test positive for an illicit substance, your licence will be suspended. It’s important to remember that drugs can stay in your system for several days. Even if their effects have long since worn off, you can still be charged.
The demerit point system works by allocating and recording points against your traffic history if you commit an offence. In Queensland, if you accumulate 12 or more demerit points, you will be sent an ‘Accumulation of Demerit Points – Notice to Choose’. This means you must decide between having your licence suspended for the requisite amount of time, or you must agree to good driving behaviour for a period of 1 year.
Penalties for unlicensed driving can vary wildly, depending on the circumstances. In some cases, you may only have to pay a fine for unlicensed driving. For instance, getting caught driving with an expired driver’s license is less serious than driving while suspended. If you get caught driving after losing your licence for committing a serious traffic offence, you will likely face a more severe penalty.
The term ‘dangerous driving’ refers to a broad range of conduct. From doing burnouts to speeding, any kind of behaviour that puts road users at risk can be deemed dangerous. This offence is treated extremely seriously by the legal system. It’s important to note that the dangerous operation of a vehicle is classified as a criminal offence, meaning it can incur severe penalties.
Apart from the risk of earning demerit points, serious speeding offences can result in the suspension of your licence. Motorists recorded driving 40 kilometres over the speed limit automatically lose their licence for 6 months. Such a lengthy licence suspension can have a significant impact on your life. If you need your licence for work, we may be able to help you lessen the impact by getting you a Special Hardship Order.
If you have been found guilty of a traffic offence, you may be able to appeal the decision. This process is known as a traffic appeal. For example, you can apply to the Court to reverse a licence suspension, or at least have the suspension period reduced. You will need to provide a legitimate reason as to why your penalty should be overturned or altered, along with evidence to support your claim. We can assist you with this.
Getting a suspended licence back can be a complicated process. In some cases, you can have your licence reinstated by applying for a disqualification removal. This will depend largely on the reason for the original disqualification, your traffic history, and how much time has passed since your licence was suspended.
Expert Lawyers That Specialise in Traffic Law
No matter what road rule you’ve been accused of breaking, GC Traffic Lawyers can help. Plenty of lawyers work with clients who have been charged with traffic offences, but it’s rare to find a firm that focuses solely on this kind of law.
Don’t risk losing your licence or incurring a larger fine than necessary by taking the advice of an inexperienced lawyer or representing yourself in court. We can provide you with easy access to experienced traffic lawyers, whether you live on the Gold Coast or Brisbane.
Traffic Offence FAQs
Why do I need a traffic lawyer to represent me in court?
Fronting up to a magistrate to defend yourself against a traffic charge can be a daunting experience. GC Traffic Lawyers do this every day and we know traffic law inside out. If you need your licence for work, for example, it makes sense to appoint a specialist traffic lawyer to give you a chance of getting a Work Licence. It’s just not worth risking your licence or a massive fine, especially as we offer a Money Back Guarantee.
Is appointing a traffic lawyer expensive?
GC Traffic Lawyers offers all clients a free initial consultation. One of our lawyers will outline what we think we can achieve and an appropriate fee. This will be determined by the circumstances of your case. You can then decide whether to engage us as your legal representative. In many cases, the reduction in fines we achieve means the amount you end up paying is negligible. The cost of losing your licence or not getting a Special Hardship Order or Work Licence could far outweigh the cost of protecting it.
How does your Money Back Guarantee work?
We can come to an agreement regarding the outcome we think we can achieve (we will put this agreement in writing). If we fail to achieve the agreed outcome, we will give your money back, no questions asked.
What areas of Queensland do you service?
GC Traffic Lawyers mainly service the Gold Coast and Brisbane, but we also work in the corridor between these locations. No matter where you live in Queensland, simply call us to find out if we can help you. You can also visit our Areas We Service page for more information.
Contact a Traffic Lawyer Today
GC Traffic Lawyers provides a full range of services. This means we can assist you with every traffic law issue. If you need help with any kind of traffic-related legal matter, we have the experience and expertise to help. Contact GC Traffic Lawyers today.