The law surrounding traffic and driving in NSW can be very complex and technical in its application and its consequences. Below is a summary of some serious traffic offences as well as provisions related to driver licencing.
What is the definition of a driving & traffic offence?
Traffic and driving offence are offences that cover breaches of the rules of the road by drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Most traffic offences are dealt with by way of fines imposed by way of a penalty notice or infringement notice. If you've charged with an offence speak with our Traffic Lawyers in Parramatta.
A set of offences in the Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW) which prohibit driving with a prescribed concentration of alcohol present in the driver’s breath or blood. One of the most serious driving offences. These offences carry mandatory disqualification periods and potentially terms of imprisonment.
If someone is caught driving whilst disqualified from driving by a court for a prior offence, they can be charged with this offence. The penalties for this offence can lead to a longer period of disqualification as well as imprisonment.
Covers the offence of driving with the presence of certain drugs present in your blood, urine or oral fluid. Also covers the offence of driving under the influence of any drug. These offences carry mandatory disqualification periods.
If your licence has been suspended by the RMS or the Police for speeding or drink driving, or you have exceeded your demerit point limit as a provisional driver, you may be able to apply to the Local Court to have this suspension lifted or varied.
Traffic offences which only carry fines and demerit points. If you have received penalty notices for a number of minor traffic offences, you may be at risk of losing your licence by reason of you exceeding the demerit point limit.
If you are currently disqualified from driving for an extended period of time, you may be able to apply to the Local Court to have your licence disqualification lifted if you have been free of offending for a period of time.