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What Being Charged with a Driving Offence Means

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What is a driving offence?

If you are suspected of breaking the law while driving or in a vehicle, you may be charged with a driving offence.

Our skilled Burwood traffic lawyers are also proficient at defending driving accusations such as, but not limited to: 

  • Drink driving including low-range, mid-range and high-range concentration
  • Driving under the influence of drugs
  • Exceeding the speed limit
  • Driving whilst disqualified, suspended or without a license
  • Refusing to undergo a breath test or breath analysis
  • Negligent driving
  • License appeals due to speeding or loss of demerit points
  • Failing to stop and assist
What are defences to a driving offence charge?

Our Burwood traffic lawyers at The Australia Legal Practice may be able to contest a driving offence charge on an individual basis if:

For example,

  • Necessity – It can be demonstrated that your acts were necessary to avoid more harm. For instance, an emergency.
  • Duress -Threats from another party compelled you to drive in a specific manner, resulting in duress..
  • Reasonable effort – You took reasonable precautions to avoid committing the offence
  • Accident -The driving offence resulted from an accident, and you did not intend to commit the offence.
Options when charged with a driving offence in Burwood

Subject to your circumstances, you may choose either to:

  • Plead guilty – Admit to committing the offence and breaking the law
  • Plead not guilty – Condemn committing the crime and violating the law

A drunk driving lawyer specializes in defending individuals facing charges related to driving under the influence (DUI) or drunk driving offences. These legal professionals are well-versed in the complexities of DUI laws and work to protect the rights of their clients. Drink-driving lawyers assess the circumstances surrounding the arrest, scrutinize breathalyzer and sobriety test results, and challenge any procedural errors.

Our goal is to build a strong defence strategy that may involve questioning the legality of the traffic stop, challenging the accuracy of test results, or presenting mitigating factors. Drink-driving lawyers guide their clients through legal proceedings, explaining potential consequences and advocating for the best possible outcome, such as reduced charges or minimized penalties.

If you decide to plead not guilty, our experienced Burwood traffic lawyers will vehemently protect your rights so that you get the best possible defence. 

Contacting our professional Burwood traffic lawyers is the best approach to avoid a driving offence. The Australian Legal Practice’s solicitors have vast experience and specialise in driving charges. We give specialised guidance and are fully prepared to fight your case.

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