If you are facing large fines or the threat of losing your license, contact our traffic lawyers for legal help today.
The traffic law in Victoria is complex. The Road Safety Act, which primarily regulates traffic law runs to over 500 pages. Predominately traffic offences in Victoria are dealt with in the Magistrates’ Court.,/p>
If you are in need of a traffic lawyer in Northcote, Clifton Hill, Brunswick or the surrounding suburbs then contact us for a free initial consultation. We can offer advice about the likelihood of successfully contesting a traffic offence, and if appropriate, help you keep your drivers license.
Our traffic lawyer, Rowan Skinner, has appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Courts for over 25 years, 15 years of which he was a barrister at the Victorian Bar representing clients in serious criminal matters, including jury trials.
The offences which emerge commonly and that we can assist you with include:
- Drink and drug driving;
- Driving whilst disqualified/unlicensed driving;
- Careless and dangerous driving;
- Dangerous driving causing death and serious injury;
- Failing to stop at an accident;
- Breaches of alcohol interlock conditions.
Many of these traffic offences carry fines and jail terms. For example, driving whilst disqualified carries a minimum 1 month jail for a second offence.
It is understood that for you and indeed many of our clients, it is essential that they have a licence for their work and family commitments. We can help you to apply to retain your licence and if necessary represent you in Court.
It is important to obtain legal advice to provide full instructions to clarify whether you may have a defence, either as a state of mind offence, or a technical defence, for example. The defence of necessity.
Our traffic lawyers can advise you of the appropriate range of penalty in order to assist you keep your licence if practicable, or to minimise the disqualification period and penalty.
What is key is that you are advised of your rights and preparation of the matter begins as early as possible after charge.
What our clients are saying
I regularly refer my clients to Rowan Skinner and Asc when they need representation. My clients have consistently had excellent advice and successful outcomes through Rowan’s representation at Court and when negotiating settlements. These proven results in combination with Rowan’s personal ability to engage with a diverse range of people, ensures that I will continue to refer my clients for assistance with legal matters.
Rowan represented me in the Magistrates Court and the County Court in relation to very serious charges. Rowan was thorough, professional and diligent in his preparation and responded appropriately to my needs. I was acquitted of all charges.
I run a commercial law practice and frequently refer clients to Rowan for assistance and advice with family law. Rowan is a family law specialist: this means he is independently verified as having required skills and clients can have confidence in his ability and ethical standards.
I have a Mortgage Broking business with a large number of clients who having varying needs. I have referred many clients who want an excellent Family Law Specialist to look after them during what are difficult times. I have even referred family members to Rowan as I know he will look after them compassionately and professionally. I have no hesitation in recommending him and his services.