Saved Pages

Save pages and articles you’re most interested in to read later on.


Obstructing Traffic

Obstructing Traffic is an offence under Section 6 of the Summary Offences Act 1988 which carries a maximum penalty of 4 penalty units which is currently $440.

To establish the offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that:

  1. You prevented the free passage of a person, vehicle or vessel in a public place, and
  2. You did so wilfully

A ‘vehicle’ is defined as:

  1. A motor vehicle, whether or not capable of being driven
  2. A train or other vehicle used on a railway or monorail, or
  3. A caravan or anything constructed to be drawn by a vehicle or animal

A public place is defined as:

A place or part of a premises that is open to, or used by the public, whether or not for payment, and whether or not only open to a limited class of persons. It includes privately owned roads and car parks that are open to the public.

‘Wilfully’ means intentionally.

You are not guilty of the charge if you are able to prove ‘on the balance of probabilities’ that had a ‘reasonable excuse’ for your conduct.

What Our Clients Say SEE ALL

  • ★★★★★

    His performance in court was very professional

    I am extremely happy with Fahim Khan and Sydney Criminal Lawyers. He managed my case…

  • ★★★★★

    Delivered the optimal result

    Counsel Sherleen Chand presented my case and was by all means exceptional. She achieved what…

  • ★★★★★

    Highly recommend using Kent

    Extremely happy with the level of service received from Kent. He was incredibly professional and…

  • ★★★★★

    Demonstrates a high degree of legal skill

    Kent, from Sydney Criminal Lawyers, demonstrates a high degree of legal skill. He is respectable…

Main Menu

Follow Us

Search Our Site enter search term and press GO

Saved Articles & Pages

APPOINTMENT BOOKING FORM * mandatory fields

Preferred date for conference
Preferred time for conference
Briefly describe your situation:
Do you have a court date?

Your Review & Rating * mandatory fields

Review Text *
Rating (optional)