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In Victoria, traffic law offences are the most common offences to be dealt with through the Magistrates’ Court. Despite popular opinion that these are “just traffic matters”, they are treated very seriously by the Courts. It is not uncommon for traffic offences to attract penalties up to and including a term of full time imprisonment.

Courts in Victoria have a greater discretion in determining disqualification periods of a licence when compared with other states. Very few traffic matters carry automatic disqualification periods upon conviction. In certain cases, the court can also order VicRoads to cancel your licence and disqualify you from obtaining a licence for a further period of time.

This section of the site contains information about different types of traffic matters and the penalties that may be incurred.



In NSW, traffic offences are treated seriously. Therefore, it is important to get competent legal advice as early as possible, whether you have received a penalty notice, had your licence suspended or been charged with a serious offence. Our lawyers are highly experienced and understand the difficulties you face without a licence. We can guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.


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