Traffic Offences & Infringements
We have the experience and expertise to advise you whether you have a viable defence to the charge or whether it is a matter of seeking to minimise the potential loss of licence and penalty.
Fines and Infringements are often issued by Victoria Police, government agencies and local councils. Some of the more common infringements include illegal parking, using a toll road without paying and using a handheld device whilst driving, etc…
Many people aren’t aware or don’t understand their rights and options available under the Infringements Act 2006and the Sentencing Act 1997. At various times too, the government may introduce incentives to encourage people to pay their outstanding fines.
Our lawyers at Lewenberg & Lewenberg understand the current environment and have experience with the relevant legislation. We can assist you to challenge or manage your infringements, including applications for revocation of notices, applications to the Court to remove or reduce your outstanding debt and instalment plans or other payment options.
If you are overwhelmed by the number of infringements in your name or want to fight the infringement notice then you should contact us.
Traffic Offences include drink driving, driving whilst disqualified or suspended, speeding and careless or dangerous driving. These are offences under the Road Safety Act 1986 and Regulations – a complex and ever evolving legislative framework.
Parliament often changes the law in answer to a particular defence which exposes a loophole in the legislation. This means that technical defences to traffic offences are becoming increasingly difficult to run successfully. Furthermore, the Act prescribes mandatory minimum penalties for certain offences such as drink driving.
If you have been charged with a traffic offence you should consult Lewenberg & Lewenberg immediately. We have the experience and expertise to advise you whether you have a viable defence to the charge or whether it is a matter of seeking to minimise the potential loss of licence and penalty.