Category: Habitual Offender Declaration

Frequently Asked Questions about Traffic Cases


As Sydney’s criminal and traffic law specialists, our lawyers receive queries about traffic matters every day. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions: 1. I’ve been give a speeding ticket. Can I take the case to court? Speeding is the most common traffic offence, and most drivers in NSW will ...

Best Criminal and Traffic Lawyer for Northern NSW Courts


Have you been charged with a traffic or criminal offence in Northern New South Wales? Finding a top defence lawyer in a regional centre can be a difficult task, but it is certainly not an impossible one. From next week, our Senior Criminal Lawyer Mitchell Cavanagh will be spending a portion of his time up ...

How Much Does a Lawyer Cost?


Lawyers have a reputation for being expensive, but getting legal help for a criminal matter may not be as costly as you think, and it can make a big difference to the outcome of your case. While it is possible to represent yourself in court, a criminal lawyer is trained and experienced in dealing with ...

How can I remove my habitual offender declaration?


What is a habitual offender declaration? A habitual offender declaration is an order made by the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) against people who are found guilty of 3 or more ‘relevant traffic offences’ within 5 years. It basically means that after your court case is finished, the RMS will hit you with an extra ...

What Happens if You Are Declared a NSW Habitual Traffic Offender?


Being convicted of a traffic offence can lead to a number of penalties, including disqualification from driving and heavy fines. If you have been convicted of three or more serious traffic offences within a five-year period, you are likely to be declared a habitual traffic offender. What does it mean to be declared a habitual ...

What is The Court Fee for a Traffic Fine?


If you have been issued with a penalty notice for a traffic offence, you can choose to pay the penalty notice and have the matter finalised immediately, or take the matter to court. Going to court can have a number of advantages, particularly if you don’t believe that the penalty is fair or reasonable under ...

How Can Traffic Offence Lawyers in NSW Help in Court?


Being charged with a traffic offence doesn’t always lead to a court appearance, but if it does, it is important to seek legal representation from a firm of experienced traffic lawyers. No matter how serious or minor the charges, it is always a good idea to seek legal advice when deciding whether to plead guilty ...

What Are the Qualities of The Best Habitual Traffic Lawyers?


Being charged with a traffic offence can have serious implications for your future, particularly if it is not your first offence. Disqualification from driving, even for a short period of time, can impact on your ability to work and meet your family obligations. Although it can be challenging, if you are facing possible disqualification from ...

What is a Habitual Offender, and Can a Drink Driving Lawyer Help?


The Habitual Offender Scheme is designed to penalise people who commit repeated serious traffic offences, such as drink driving and dangerous driving. If you are declared a habitual offender, you will face more serious penalties for subsequent drink driving offences, including extended disqualification periods. An experienced drink driving lawyer can help you avoid being declared ...

What is the Penalty for High Range Drink Driving?


High Range Drink Driving is a serious criminal offence and should be handled by Criminal Lawyers who are vastly experienced in Drink Driving cases. The penalties for ‘high range drink driving‘ (0.150 and above) depend on whether you’ve been convicted of a ‘major traffic offence’ within the previous five years. If it’s your first ‘major ...