Clarity Law

Specialist Traffic Law Firm Queensland
Police may charge members of the community with valid offences under law. Whilst police can charge people with criminal as well as traffic offences, this short article will concentrate on traffic offences. The article will outline what happens after you have been charged with a traffic offence that requires a court appearance. Why was I Charged? The most common traffic offences are related to drink driving, drug driving and unlicenced driving. It will generally be quite obvious why you have been charged; for example, you have been pulled over for a random breath test and the testing instrument has returned…
Sunday, 27 February 2022 02:06

How Long will a Court Disqualify my Licence for?

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There are a range of driving related offences in Queensland, with various disqualification periods for each of them.   Driving Offences and Disqualification Periods The Queensland Parliament has legislated so that certain driving offences carry mandatory minimum disqualifications. This means when a court is deciding how long to disqualify your licence for, it cannot go lower than the minimum, regardless of what a lawyer says or what the Court may want to do. The primary (but not only) legislation that creates driving offences is the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995. Below, then, is a list of the most…
Tuesday, 22 February 2022 00:50

Licence Disqualifications in the Children’s Court

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This short guide aims to outline how licence disqualifications are dealt with in the Children’s Court in Queensland. There are a variety of offences under Queensland law which attract mandatory and discretionary licence disqualifications. To name some: Dangerous driving Drink driving Drug driving Careless driving Evading police. For example the law states an adult charged with high range drink driving must lose their licence for at least 6 months, the court has no power to reduce this period of disqualification. If an adult is charged with careless driving than the court has a discretion whether to disqualify the licence or…
Monday, 29 November 2021 00:37

Do you need a Traffic Lawyer?

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In a word, yes. Why do you need a Lawyer? A lawyer experienced in criminal and traffic law can take your legal problem and figure out what to do with it very quickly – and then advise you of your options. We at Clarity Law have experience with all different kinds of cases: drugs offences, sexual offences, DV offences, violence offences, traffic offences and work licences, to name some. Without a lawyer you are like a ship in the middle of the ocean without a GPS – no idea where you are or where to go. Further, built into our…
Sunday, 14 November 2021 06:10

Essential Guide to Dangerous Driving

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Introduction The offence of dangerous operation of a vehicle ("Dangerous Driving") is one of the most serious traffic-related offences in Queensland law. The offence itself is not found in the traffic legislation but is a criminal offence, created by the Criminal Code 1899 (Qld). As such, convictions for this offence are recorded on criminal histories, not on traffic histories. Furthermore, the sentences for this offence can be severe, depending on the circumstances. Maximum penalties range from 3 years imprisonment up to 14 years imprisonment. The purpose of this guide is to provide you with an overview of the offence (including…
Monday, 06 September 2021 03:33

Essential Guide to Drink Driving

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If you are caught drink driving, you will be required to go to court and your licence will be disqualified. This guide seeks to give you an overview of the types of drink driving charges and the penalties the court may impose. This guide is in relation to Queensland law only. Types of Drink Driving In Queensland we have 4 types of drink driving charges, these are; Over the no alcohol limit (BAC over 0.00 but under 0.05) Over the general alcohol limit (BAC over 0.05 but under 0.10) Over the middle alcohol limit (BAC over 0.10 but under 0.15)…
Tuesday, 31 August 2021 03:18

Essential Guide to Disqualified Driving

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Introduction The transport legislation sets out a scheme of disqualifications from driving for certain offences. In addition to this scheme, the courts have a general power to disqualify anyone convicted of any offence that involves the use of a motor vehicle. The purpose of this brief guide is to explain what happens if you are caught driving while you are subject to one of these court-ordered periods of disqualification from driving.   What is “Disqualified Driving”? Section 78 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 creates a number of offences for driving without having a valid driver’s licence.…