The team at CSG Law have specialised knowledge and experience in Traffic Law matters. Traffic Law is complex and for that reason, we strongly recommend that you speak to one of our experienced lawyers to find out where you stand if you are charged with a traffic offence. Our lawyers deal with the Police and the Court system on a regular basis and can take the stress out of your Court appearance.
We can work with you to provide guidance, advice and representation in matters including:-
Drink and Drug Driving
There are a number of factors that the Court takes into consideration when determining a penalty including the length of time you will be disqualified from driving. This depends on the amount of alcohol or drugs in your system and if you have previously been before the Court for a similar offence.
Our experienced lawyers can assist you to explain your circumstances to the Police and/or the Court and help you arrange references and medical reports if necessary. Our advocacy on your behalf ensures that you receive a fair and just penalty.
Dangerous Driving is one of the most serious traffic-related offences in Queensland. You face the real possibility of imprisonment should you be convicted of this offence.
Careless Driving is a less serious charge than dangerous driving. The charge arises from driving, on a road or elsewhere, without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road or place.
The team at CSG Law can assist you to determine whether any defence is available to the charge against you. If not, we can make submissions to minimise your penalty.
It is an offence to drive without holding a valid Driver Licence. Penalties are increased if you have been disqualified by the Court from holding a Driver Licence.
CSG Law can represent you to ensure your matter is presented to the Court in a manner that achieves the best outcome possible.
If you are convicted of a drink or drug driving offence you may apply to the Court for a restricted licence (usually referred to as a “work licence”) to drive only at certain times or between certain places for employment purposes. Such a licence is only available for some drink or drug driving convictions.
The Court will grant a work licence only if it is satisfied that:-
- You are a fit and proper person to hold a work licence
- Refusal of a licence would cause extreme hardship to you or your family by depriving
you of your livelihood
There are other criteria that the Court takes into consideration and to ensure that your rights are protected it is important that you contact the team at CSG Law as soon as you are charged with an offence as strict time limits apply in most circumstances.
Other Licence Applications/Appeals
CSG Law can also assist you by drafting Applications and supporting Affidavits and appearing on your behalf at the hearing of other Applications/Appeals such as:-
- Special Hardship Order
- Removal of Absolute Disqualification
The team at CSG Law recognises that when a person is investigated or charged with a criminal offence it can bring with it a high level of stress. Our team is dedicated to achieving an effective outcome through practical upfront advice and quality representation in all types of criminal law matters whether you have been charged with a serious or minor offence.
CSG Law delivers:
- Tactical advice regarding charges brought against you and the options available to you
- Professional scrutiny of the evidence relied on by the prosecution in order to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the case against you
- Extensive experience in negotiating with the prosecution to minimise, downgrade or withdraw charges when possible and appropriate.