Have you either been interviewed or charged by police for an alleged Traffic offence?
Rowan Skinner is a former barrister of the Victorian Bar who specialises in all matters related to traffic offences. We are experienced traffic lawyers that can help you if you are facing large fines, the threat of losing your licence or other serious penalties in relation to traffic or driving charges.
Before you speak to police, we recommend that you contact a lawyer to discuss what you say to police.
You should review our criminal law FAQs section which provides general advice on arrest and detention. https://www.rowanskinnerlegal.com.au/criminal-law-faqs/
It is essential that you get legal advice before you comment on the allegations, if this possible. It is important to know that in Victoria you do not have a right to be legally represented at interview. You have a right to communicate with a legal practitioner, or attempt to communicate with a legal practitioner, that is, to make a telephone call. Sometimes this is not always convenient.
Police will usually say before the interview ‘this is your opportunity to tell your story’. Be wary of this advice!
Essential to Minimise Penalty
We can assist you to avoid or minimise penalties in relation to all traffic and driving charges, includes:
- Driving whilst disqualified/suspended/unlicenced;
- Careless and dangerous driving
- Dangerous driving causing death and serious injury,
- Conduct endangering life or reckless conduct endangering life
- Failing to stop at an accident
- dangerous driving including speeding
- drink and drug driving
A traffic or driving offence penalty is much more than just an inconvenience
We understand that minor offences, which can result in a fine or a temporary loss of licence, can have a significant financial and personal impact on your life, employment and future.
Unfortunately, even minor offences can have a much greater impact on your future.
Subsequent charges of any traffic or driving offences, even minor charges, can lead to more serious penalties including lengthy community corrections orders or custodial sentences, that is jail.
The Road Safety Act deals with recurring traffic and driving offences by imposing harsher penalties with each subsequent charge.
If you have been charged, or previously charged, with a traffic or driving offence, we can help protect your future and have the experienced required to ensure you can avoid or minimise any penalties, including in some circumstances, criminal conviction.
For more information from an experienced traffic lawyer in Melbourne, Northcote, Brunswick, Kew, Heidelberg and all other suburbs, contact us on (03) 9995 9155.
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