Drivers Licence Cases and Traffic Law
For most people losing their driving license is a serious problem, particularly if you need your license for work. There are many situations where you can either defend the charge successfully or you can reduce the penalty to be suffered. In some situations even if you are guilty the court has the power to not convict you at all, with you then not suffering any effect on your licence.
Apprehended violence orders (AVOs)
Apprehended violence orders can have serious consequences. You could lose your job, or you could be disqualified from doing certain types of work or holding certain types of licenses. These orders can prevent access to your children. It is in your best interests to get legal advice before agreeing to any order or going to court.
Tougher penalties for drink driving
The courts are under pressure to impose tougher penalties for drink driving offences, including jail sentences, so we suggest you at least speak to a lawyer before going to court. In some circumstances you may be able to avoid losing your licence.
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Assault or Affray
Charges of assault or affray can have very serious consequences, including losing your job as a result of a guilty verdict or jail time.
Sexual Assault or Rape
Sexual assault matters are very tricky because they usually come down to a case of 'he said, she said' and the Courts must decide who to believe. Additionally there are a large number of rules surrounding how you can give evidence, and how much weight the Court can give to certain evidence, that need to be taken into account.
If you have been charged with sexual assault the potential penalties are extreme and, even if you don't receive a jail sentence the restrictions on your life going forward will be substantial. Don't simply give up because you think the Court will believe the other person, make an appointment to speak with Bruce Coode about it today.
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