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Gold Coast Traffic Lawyers: The Experts in Traffic Law
Our Gold Coast traffic lawyers are skilled and experienced to provide you with the best prospects of success.
Being charged with a traffic offence or being involved in a traffic accident can be very stressful. A conviction for even a minor offence can have consequences for your future employment and family.
Go To Court’s Gold Coast traffic lawyers are focused on achieving the best outcomes for your traffic law charges. We provide professional and tailored advice and representation so our clients have the best possible chances for a good outcome.
Our lawyers know that for first-time traffic offenders, good legal advice could mean the difference between a conviction or a dismissal of the charge. To answer your traffic law questions, we have a free Legal Hotline open 7 am to midnight, 7 days a week. Clients have also found our traffic law articles very beneficial for helping them understand their rights and responsibilities under Queensland’s traffic laws.
Traffic law articles our Queensland clients find helpful
To assist all Australians and not just our clients, we publish dozens of traffic law articles on our award-winning website. Written in plain English and edited by real lawyers, these articles will help you find and understand the important information you are looking for.
Here are some of the most popular traffic law articles:
- What you should do when pulled over by the police;
- Which offences apply if you are caught driving unlicensed;
- How to apply for a restricted licence to continue driving while suspended;
- What to do if you are involved in a traffic accident in Queensland;
- Information about demerit points in Queensland; and
- If attending court, we have put together some useful information about court etiquette in Queensland.
All our legal articles are written and edited by lawyers. We do everything we can to ensure the accuracy of the information in our articles, however nothing compares to personalised advice from a qualified lawyer.
Common traffic law issues our Gold Coast lawyers regularly get great results in
Our traffic lawyers on the Gold Coast have a depth and breadth of knowledge in traffic law matters in Queensland. Their experience and skill means you are in the right hands to protect your future. Here are some of the most common matters they come across and regularly get great outcomes for.
Being pulled over by the police
Drivers are required to comply with police instructions to pull over to the side of the road for breath and swab tests, questioning, or even searches in some cases. You could be fined over $20,000 (at the time of writing) or imprisoned for up to three years for failing to cooperate. Additionally, you could also be disqualified from driving for two years. Further penalties could arise from material discovered during vehicle searches.
Our traffic lawyers on the Gold Coast regularly consult with new clients with issues relating to being pulled over by police. Drawing on their knowledge and excellent research skills, as well as being led by Accredited Criminal Law Specialist, Mitchell Cavanagh, the team put our clients at ease.
Our Gold Coast lawyers regularly attend court for our traffic law clients. With decades of combined experience representing our clients in the Queensland Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts, your traffic law cases is in capable hands.
Driving without a licence
Many people are caught driving without a licence and the police can press severe fines or criminal charges without the intervention of a lawyer.
There are two types of offences in Queensland related to driving without a licence:
- ‘Unlicensed driving’ which occurs when you are caught driving while your licence is suspended, expired, when you are holding the wrong licence, or you do not have a licence; and
- ‘Disqualified driving’ which is a more serious offence and happens when the driver has been convicted of drug or drink driving, dangerous driving, or any criminal offence involving a vehicle.
If you are a first-time unlicensed driving offender, the police can choose to issue you with an infringement notice and fine you up to $4,554. You have 28 days after receiving the notice to pay or dispute the fine in court or with the police.
The strict time limits means it is essential to seek qualified legal advice as soon as possible. Our traffic lawyers on the Gold Coast regularly correspond with police, reducing fines and charges for our clients.
At Go To Court Lawyers Gold Coast, we understand that having your licence suspended can cause all sorts of problems for you and your family. We have helped many clients apply successfully for Special Hardship Licences and Restricted Licences to reduce the impact of disqualification on work.
Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to apply for one of these special licences to continue driving after having your licence suspended. Contact us on 1300 636 846 for a free assessment on whether you are eligible.
Why are Go To Court Queensland traffic lawyers different?
The faster you can get good advice, the more options you will have for a successful outcome. Do not wait until it is too late.
We make contacting an experienced lawyer easy and are available outside usual business hours
Our lawyers are available seven days a week from 7am to midnight. Contact our lawyers today on 1300 636 846 or on our Gold Coast number (07) 3188 7568. We guarantee that you can speak to one of our qualified, knowledgeable and supportive solicitors.
A lawyer will listen to your unique traffic law matter without obligation and provide you with recommendations on what to do next. If need be, the solicitor will match you with the right traffic lawyer to represent you in court or provide detailed advice based on your situation. We will come to you on the Gold Coast to discuss the matter with you in person, and we will guide you through the court process every step of the way.
You no longer need to feel unsure about your circumstances. Everything we do is high-quality so that you can get the best advice and representation you need. We fight harder for your rights.