Driving Offences Lawyers Melbourne
The state of Victoria takes driving offences seriously. As specialist traffic lawyers we routinely deal with driving related matters in both the Magistrates’ and Superior Courts.
We have offices in Frankston, Geelong, Ballarat, Ringwood, Moorabbin, Dandenong, Werribee and the Melbourne CBD and regularly appear at the local courts in these areas, including the County and Supreme Courts.
Offences like drink driving, driving whilst disqualified or driving whilst suspended, driving dangerously and other hoon offences will be heard in the Magistrates’ Court whilst more serious offences involving death or serious injury carry heavier penalties and will be heard in the County or Supreme Courts of Victoria.
If you are found guilty of a driving offence, consequences can include losing your licence for a period of time, severe financial penalties or even prison in more extreme cases. It is vital to engage a competent and experienced driving offence lawyer who can help you receive a not guilty verdict or at the very least can minimise the penalties you may face.
Driving offence lawyers with experience
Dribbin & Brown’s driving offence lawyers can help you if you have been charged with any kind of traffic offence. It would be very difficult to find a driving-related matter that we haven’t had experience handling. We are traffic law specialists and enjoy attending court to fight for our client’s rights.
Police are becoming increasingly severe with Victorian motorists and traffic matters are becoming more complicated. Both the courts and VicRoads can impose penalties that don’t necessarily run at the same time. Even a very straightforward matter can become complicated when you have first been to court and VicRoads then sends you a license suspension notice.
How important is your licence and what will it cost if you lose it?
Time off the road in most cases costs you both time and money, as well as being extremely inconvenient. To maximise your chances of keeping your drivers licence (or only receiving the bare minimum disqualification or suspension) call the driving offence solicitors at Dribbin & Brown to ensure you receive the best representation at court.
Serious driving offences
For more information on serious driving offences click on the links below to our traffic law website, or continue reading this page.
Indictable driving matters relating to culpable driving, dangerous driving causing serious injury and death and negligently causing serious injury are obviously treated very seriously by the judiciary.
If you are found guilty, this will almost always result in an immediate gaol sentence. From a police perspective there is now no such thing as an accident. When someone is seriously hurt or injured they will look for someone to blame.
If you have been charged with any of the above offences it is important to see a lawyer early. When you have been charged in relation to a serious accident, your lawyer needs to obtain reports, engage consultants and gather evidence by way of subpoena or otherwise.
There are many reasons why accidents occur and it is our job to leave no stone unturned when developing a case theory to prove your innocence. Don’t leave your life in the hands of anyone less than a competent, experienced driving offence lawyer.
Call us at any one of our 8 offices today.