Competent Experts can help you Dispute the Fine or Explore legal Alternatives
An infringement notice is sent to the offender through post, email or by means of a ticket issued to the individual. Seeking the advice of experienced criminal lawyers can help you dispute the fine or penalty imposed by the court. An infringement notice will usually be sent to the person under whose name the vehicle is registered. In case the vehicle is under joint ownership, the notice will be sent to the person listed first on the registration form. Infringement notices are usually issued for traffic offences that include illegal parking, speeding or toll evasion.
An infringement notice will typically contain a number of details including date and time of the offence, location of the offence, the legal speed limit as well as the detected speed limit of your vehicle (in case of speeding violations) and the number of licence demerits expected to be added to your driving history.
Read on for some important facts about traffic infringement notices issued under Australian law:
The recipient should take appropriate action regarding the infringement notice within a period of 28 days.
You may choose to pay the fine in full. In this case, the demerits related to the offence will be appended to your driver’s licence history.
If you have consumed alcohol and then drive a vehicle, you may find yourself on a drink driving charge. For this to happen, you will have been pulled over for a breathalyser test. If you fail the test, you’ll find yourself on the wrong side of the law and will need the help of criminal lawyers. The penalties for drink driving – also known as DUI (Driving Under the Influence) vary from state to state and much depends on the circumstances of the individual case.
How far over the limit you were, whether you were speeding or caused an accident and even the type of vehicle you were driving are all factors that are taken into account at your trial – if it comes to a trial, that is. It may be that you are simply fined and have points taken off your driver’s licence.
As a general rule, the amount of alcohol in the bloodstream of a driver must not be more than 0.05%. However, this may vary if you are a learner driver, on P plates or if you were driving a truck. In the latter case, the amount of alcohol in the blood must be nil.
The penalties for DUI vary depending on –
The blood alcohol level (BAC)
Type of licence you have
If there are any previous DUI convictions
If there are any other charges such as speeding
The type of vehicle you were driving
As we know, in Australia police can stop any vehicle to test the driver for DUI, whether they suspect you’ve been drinking or not.