Sydney's Best Traffic Lawyers
Whether you are going to court for drink or drug driving, looking to appeal a NSW drivers licence disqualification or suspension, or are charged with negligent or dangerous driving, we can help you understand your charges and your rights in traffic law matters.
Our expert traffic lawyers will ensure you achieve the best possible outcome, in the shortest amount of time to get you back on the road. We are available to appear for you in any NSW or interstate court. We are respected and experienced defence lawyers and experts in our field. Rest assured that there is no matter too small or too large for us to deal with.
Drink Driving DUI
If you have been arrested for drink driving (PCA) in NSW, you want the best representation to defend your charge. Drink driving in NSW carries harsh penalties in order to deter people from driving after a few drinks.
Below are the Blood Alcohol Limits in NSW
Novice Range Drink Driving – PCA reading between 0.00 – 0.19
Special Range Drink Driving – PCA reading between 0.20 – 0.049
Low Range Drink Driving – PCA reading between 0.05 – 0.079
Mid Range Drink Driving – PCA reading between 0.08 – 0.149
Mid Range Drink Driving – PCA reading of 0.15 or higher
If you have been charged with a DUI/PCA offence, speak to us today about defending your charge. You can trust in Mitchell & Co. Lawyers, as we are respected by the judicial officers and courts we appear before, and have a proven track record of obtaining favourable outcomes when it comes to DUI's..
Speeding tickets are very common among drivers of all ages. Mitchell & Co. Lawyers, regularly help clients avoid the loss of demerit points and licence suspensions which are ordinarily incurred for many speeding offences.
Any speeding offence can sometimes be a cause for concern, and also have a huge impact on your life. This is especially so when you don’t agree that you were speeding, or when your licence status is in jeopardy.
At Mitchell & Co. Lawyers, we understand the long term impact of a loss of licence, and can help you assess the financial benefit to you of either defending your matter or running a plea in mitigation before the Court.
If you have recently been in an accident where any damage has been occasioned to another vehicle and/or someone has been injured or killed, will be at risk of being charged with negligent driving, negligent driving causing grievous bodily harm or negligent driving causing death.
A person charged with negligent driving in NSW will usually receive a Court Attendance Notice after the car accident once the police have investigated.
A person charged with this offence can also be arrested and held by police in certain circumstances.
It is important that if you find yourself in any of the above scenarios, you seek legal advice from a suitably qualified expert traffic lawyer. At Mitchell & Co. Lawyers, we will support you and guide you through your future proceedings to achieve the best possible outcome.
Being charged with a drug driving offence is undoubtedly a daunting and stressful time for you. It doesn't have to be, if you have the right representation..
The police will provide a medical report that indicates the amount and type of drug in your system. The amount and type of drug present will then determine the ultimate offence you are charged with, and whether or not an argument can be mounted that the amount and type of drug detected in your system would have resulted in you being "under the influence" whilst driving..
Engaging the best drug driving defence lawyers to support you through your case, can relieve the burden and ensure you get the best possible outcome. We can help you get back on the road sooner.
If you are charged with a dangerous driving offence it can be a stressful and sensitive time. In serious matters and certainly in matters where injury and death are occasioned, the starting point for Courts is a gaol sentence..
It is essential that if you are charged with such an offence, you obtain immediate advice from the best traffic lawyer available to you, and someone who can help you either successfully defend your case or expertly navigate the serious penalties that can be imposed.
We have many years of experience defending and winning dangerous driving offences.
Red Light Cameras
One of the most common traffic offences in NSW is running a red light. It’s very easy to get caught and being captured by a red light camera will see you accumulate demerit points. It can mean the difference between maintaining or losing your driver licence.
You can rely on the traffic experts at Mitchell & Co. Lawyers to defend your case and get you back on the road. We have many years of appealing red light camera offences, so you can rely on us to give you the best possible defence.
Drive Whilst Disqualified, Suspended, Cancelled or Unlicenced
Driving without a licence is one of the most common matters we defend. It may affect your ability to travel to work and to hold a NSW drivers licence in the future.
If you have been charged with a drive while unlicensed, suspended, cancelled or disqualified offence you will generally be prosecuted under one of the following sections:
Drive while unlicensed/never licensed – s 53 Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW); or
Drive while suspended, disqualified, cancelled or refused – s 54 Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW)
Importantly, the laws relating to disqualification periods has recently changed in NSW.
Contact us today so we can assist you in these matters, and so you can be back on the road sooner, and looking forward to a better future.
Until recently, drivers in NSW were declared to be an habitual traffic offender if a NSW court convicted them of a relevant offence, and they had, in the previous five years, also been convicted of at least two other relevant offences, committed on separate occasions.
For habitual offenders, in order to avoid the obligatory 5 year disqualification period (on top pf that imposed for their most recent offence), they had to establish that the disqualification imposed by the declaration would be an unjust consequence having regard to their total driving record and the special circumstances of the case.
The laws relating to habitual traffic offender declarations has recently changed in NSW, as has the ability to have habitual traffic offender disqualification periods set aside.
Speak to us to determine how your circumstances apply to the current legislation and your best chance of having a declaration and/or disqualification period set aside.
This offence carries heavy penalties and the Courts take these charges very seriously. If you are facing these charges contact us today to determine the best way to proceed with your matter. Mitchell & Co. Lawyers have many years of courtroom experience defending and winning traffic offences.