At Haitch Legal, we deal with all sorts of driving offences, helping our clients get the best outcome for their cases. We know how complicated traffic law can be, which is why we try to break it down in simple terms and ensure that each person we work with has a full understanding of their situation.
We regularly help our clients with offences such as driving without a license or while suspended/disqualified, dangerous driving, careless driving, culpable driving, reckless conduct endangering life or serious injury, improper vehicle use, speeding, and more.
Whether you want help restoring your licence, representation in court, or simply want to know what the best way forward is, our team is here to support you.
Depending on the severity of the offence, there are a number of penalties you may incur. For example, going over 10 km/h over the speed limit incurs a fine and 3 demerit points. Other offences, such as dangerous driving causing death or serious injury, can result in prison time.
There are some offences that will result in the immediate suspension or loss of your license. This includes offences involving drink driving, excessive speeding (+25 km/h over the limit), and careless driving. We know that our clients depend on their driver’s licence in their everyday lives; if you are at risk of losing yours, you should immediately seek expert legal advice. We can also help our clients apply to restore their licences if they have previously been suspended or disqualified.
Where will my case be heard?
Typically, driving offences are heard in the Magistrates Court; however, more serious driving offences like culpable driving or dangerous driving may be heard in the County or Supreme Courts.
There are a number of things that will impact the outcome of your case. The magistrate will typically consider factors such as:
- The circumstances surrounding the offence
- Your driving record to date
- How you have responded to the charge (remorse, etc.)
- Your work and family commitments that will be impacted by the loss of a licence or heavy fines, as well as other personal circumstances
- Reasons for keeping your licence