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Traffic Lawyers in Southport: Experienced and Cost Effective Representation
The team of traffic lawyers in Southport are here to help.
Traffic offences can have a huge impact on your life, your family and your employment. Our Southport traffic lawyers are experienced in helping you deal with the consequences of traffic law charges and navigating the complex system of penalties, ranging from loss of demerit points and large fines to lengthy licence suspensions, and sometimes even imprisonment on criminal charges.
Getting access to qualified and professional legal advice on your traffic matters ensures that any penalty you may face does not cause excessive hardship to you or your family. Our experienced traffic lawyers can provide you with an early case assessment for no obligation through our Legal Hotline that operates seven days a week from 7am to midnight. Our Hotline Lawyers will put you in touch with one of our local traffic lawyers in Southport to represent you in court if needed.
It pays to have an expert in your corner when dealing with all aspects of Queensland traffic law, including:
- Licence disqualifications;
- Special hardship licences;
- Good behaviour bonds;
- Dangerous driving;
- Speeding offences; and
- Help with what to do following a traffic accident.
Useful articles for our Southport clients
Our key focus is providing accessible, easy to understand legal advice and representation to people facing traffic charges. We maintain a plain English legal article database on our website, visited by thousands of people every day. Our articles outline some of the most common issues that can arise during your traffic matter. Some helpful and popular articles include:
These articles can give you a general understanding of some of the issues surrounding traffic offences. But when it comes to navigating the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 and appearing in court to plead your case there is no substitute for having one of our experienced Southport traffic lawyers by your side.
Traffic issues you may face
The most important thing to know about traffic offences is what form of penalty can apply in your situation and what you can do to minimise the hardship it may cause you. Our Southport traffic lawyers are experts at advising clients on these important issues.
Driving unlicensed is never a good idea. But what you may not know is that there are different types of unlicensed driving. Driving while not holding a current licence is considered a simple offence and attracts a lower level of penalty. While driving with your licence suspended or when you are disqualified from driving will usually attract a harsher penalty. This includes mandatory periods of disqualification for longer terms.
Our Southport traffic lawyers can advise you on the possible penalties of your unlicensed driving and what sort of result you can expect from going to court. They can also help you present your case in the best possible light, convincing the court of the reasons why you should not be punished as harshly. For more general information, read our article on unlicensed driving in Queensland or contact our no-obligation Legal Hotline.
Losing your licence for any period of time can be a significant problem for you and your family, and can possibly threaten your livelihood. Some drivers found guilty of traffic offences may be able to apply for a special restricted licence to allow them to continue driving to work while disqualified.
Our expert traffic lawyers in Southport can help assess the circumstances of your case and put forward a persuasive argument before the courts as to why you should qualify for a restricted licence.
Certain conditions will apply to when and how you can drive under the restricted licence. Your dedicated traffic lawyer can assist in ensuring that these conditions are not overly onerous on you. They can also advise you on the consequences of breaching the restrictions, which can include additional suspensions and the cancellation of your restricted licence. See our article on restricted licences in Queensland for more information.