TRAFFIC LAW PENALTIES AND DISQUALIFICATION PERIODS

The table below shows the different maximum penalties and disqualification periods that apply for each traffic offence. These are some, but not a complete list of traffic charges. Contact our Traffic Lawyers now to get advice on your particular traffic matter.

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Maximum Penalty

Licence Disqualification Periods

1st offence 2nd or subsequent
offence
1st Offence If 2nd conviction for a major offence in 5 years 

Driving Under the Influence of a Drug / DUI

Drive with prescribed illicit drug in oral fluid, blood or urine.(M) $1100 $2200 6mths automatic, or longer, minimum 3mths 12mths automatic, or longer, minimum 6mths

Drive While Disqualified, Suspended, Cancelled or Unlicensed

Drive Whilst Disqualified $3300 and or 18mths imprisonment $5500 and or 2 years imprisonment 12mths automatic and minimum 2 years automatic and minimum
Drive Whilst Suspended $3300 and or 18mths imprisonment $5500 and or 2 years imprisonment 12mths automatic and minimum 2 years automatic and minimum
Drive Whilst Cancelled $3300 and or 18mths imprisonment $5500 and or 2 years imprisonment 12mths automatic and minimum 2 years automatic and minimum
Never Licenced $2200 $3300 and or 18mths imprisonment As the court thinks fit. 3 years automatic and minimum

Negligent Driving, Driving Manner or Speed Dangerous or Street Racing

Negligent Driving $1100 As the court thinks fit.
Negligent Driving Causing GBH (M) $2200 and or 9mths imprisonment $3300 and or 12mths imprisonment 3 years automatic, or longer, minimum 12mths 5 years automatic, or longer, minimum 2 years
Negligent Driving Causing Death
(M)
$3300 and or 18mths imprisonment $5500 and or 2years imprisonment 3 years automatic, or longer, minimum 12mths 5 years automatic, or longer, minimum 2 years
Dangerous Driving Causing Death(M) $110,000 and or 10 years imprisonment 3 years automatic, or longer, minimum 12mths 5 years automatic, or longer, minimum 2 years
Drive furiously, recklessly, speed or manner dangerous(M) $2200 and or 9mths imprisonment $3300 and or 12mths imprisonment 3 years automatic, or longer, minimum 12mths 5 years automatic, or longer, minimum 2 years
Street racing $3300 $3300 and or 9mths imprisonment 12mths automatic 12mths automatic
Intentional Menacing(M) $3300 and or 18mths imprisonment $5500 and or 2 years imprisonment 3 years automatic or longer, minimum 12 mths 5 years automatic or longer, minimum 2 years
Fail to Stop and Assist(M) $3300 and or 18 mths imprisonment $5500 and or 2 years imprisonment 3 years automatic or longer, minimum 12 mths 5 years automatic or longer, minimum 2 years

Speeding

Exceed Speed  less than 30 $2530 As the court specifies
Exceed Speed  more than 30 $2200 3mths automatic or longer as the court specifies
Exceed Speed by more than 45 $2220 6mths automatic or longerSuspension by police on the spot for 6mths

(M): Major offence as defined by the Act.

NOTE: A second or subsequent offence is an offence that occurs only within the period of 5 years immediately before the person is convicted of a new offence and that the person was convicted of another offence against the same provision or of a major offence.

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