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Section 173 Road Transport Act 2013
Offences Obstructing, Hindering or Impersonating Authorised Officer

Section 173 of the Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW) is ‘Offences Obstructing, Hindering or Impersonating Authorised Officer’ and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 173 of the Road Transport Act 2013 is Offences Obstructing, Hindering or Impersonating Authorised Officer and reads as follows:

Offences obstructing, hindering or impersonating authorised officer

(cf Gen Act, ss 169 and 170)

(1) A person must not obstruct or hinder an authorised officer in the exercise of the officer’s functions under the road transport legislation.

Maximum penalty: 80 penalty units (in the case of an individual) or 400 penalty units (in the case of a corporation).

(2) A person must not impersonate an authorised officer.

The penalties

Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units (in the case of an individual) or 500 penalty units (in the case of a corporation).

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However, it is always important to look at a firm’s experience and results when making this decision.

At Sydney Criminal Lawyers®, we have extensive experience defending and winning some of the most complex traffic matters – so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands.

Our traffic law specialists will take the time in every case to carefully scrutinise all the evidence in order to identify problems with the prosecution case at an early stage in the proceedings.

Where issues are found, our lawyers will write to the prosecution asking to have the charges dropped on this basis – often sparing our clients the considerable time and expense associated with defended hearings.

However, should your matter proceed to court, our senior lawyers will represent you and present a strong defence case to maximise your chances of being found ‘not guilty.’

Our senior lawyers are highly skilled advocates who have been recognised for their expert knowledge of the traffic law, as well as their ability to obtain excellent results in difficult cases.

We can assist you in avoiding the harsh penalties imposed by the law if you simply wish to plead guilty – in these cases, our experienced advocates can prepare and present compelling sentencing submissions which focus on any positive factors of your case.

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