Traffic Law

TRAFFIC LAW

How important is your drivers license to you and how will suspension or cancellation of the license affect your employment, family life, and ability to get from one place to another?

Traffic Law in Western Australia is strengthening up and becoming increasingly strict on road users across the state. The laws on road safety and traffic are becoming more complex and can lead to difficult and complicated legal issues arising. The penalties for traffic offences can include tough fines, the cancellation or suspension of your license, and even imprisonment in serious cases such as aggravated reckless driving and failing to stop. Engaging an experienced Traffic Lawyer to act on your behalf is vital if you’re seeking professional advice and representation in defending traffic charges, negotiating with the prosecution, or in presenting to the court a plea in mitigation. Legal counsel presenting a plea in mitigation to the court on a guilty plea often involves submissions being made in an effort to encourage the Magistrate to impose the minimum license suspension period and fine and not to impose a suspension or fine which exceeds the minimum penalties.

What Type Of Traffic Offences Can You Help With?

The Law Offices of Andrew Williams provides representation for all types of offences in contravention of the Road Traffic Act of Western Australia. There is not a driving or traffic offence matter that Andrew Williams has not previously defended or acted on. The firm has years of experience handling all types of traffic law matters, including, but not limited to, Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death or Bodily Harm, Driving whilst Suspended, Reckless Driving, Hoon Driving, DUI, and Extraordinary Drivers License applications.

What Are The Penalties I Could Face?

Traffic Offences often attract tough penalties including mandatory cancellation or suspension of driver’s license, vehicle impoundment, heavy fines and, in some instances, imprisonment. Many of the clients that come to Andrew Williams have misjudged their consumption of alcohol and the level of intoxication before driving. They are often law abiding people who have exercised poor decision making and consequently found themselves charged with a drink driving offence. It often creates situations where the client’s reputation is at risk which requires the protection of an experienced traffic lawyer in Perth.

Which Court Will My Matter Be Heard In?

Generally most traffic charges such as driving under suspension, dangerous or reckless driving, and other hoon law charges are heard and determined in the Magistrates Court. However more serious offences which involve reckless, dangerous or negligent driving and result in death or grievous bodily harm are heard in the District Court and these offences attract tougher penalties. A conviction for these types of charges can ordinarily result in a term of immediate imprisonment.

The Principal, Andrew Williams, represents clients in all courts for criminal and traffic related charges. Andrew places great emphasis and importance on communication and ensures his clients are kept fully informed and guided in an honest and direct manner throughout the judicial process. As an experienced traffic and driving offence lawyer, Andrew is passionate and determined in attaining the best possible outcome for his clients. He is a phone call away and will provide sensible, easy to understand legal advice as well as committed and determined representation on all traffic and driving offence matters. Contact Andrew today to discuss your traffic matter.

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Testimonials Hear from our valued Clients

I had Andrew deal with my case recently and couldn't of been happier with the result he got for me.
From the start Andrew was quick to reply to any questions and queries i had regarding my matter. He was very professional in my opinion, very easy to talk to and explained things quiet well.
I felt very comfortable in the court room knowing that Andrew wanted to get the best result he could for me, and i would highly recommend Andrew Williams to anyone who needs a lawyer.

Colin W

I was on a very tight rope where if it balanced the wrong way it would have totally devastated my life.  Andrew was honest through the entire process preparing me for the worst but never let me give up and thankfully with his help got a great outcome that let me move forward with my family .I cant praise Andrew enough and recommend him 100%

Jason M

I trusted that Andrew was the person to defend my case in our initial contact on the phone. He was very confident in his approach, from the first point of contact to the court room. I believe this must be from years of experience. Another added bonus for Andrew is that he is very honest and fair. He tells you like it is in the book of law and does not appear manipulative. His communication skills helped me help him to form a best defensive argument for my case. In other words, he made me comfortable to open up to him. In the end, he was able to convince the judge to let me off with only warning for providing misleading information to the police officer, which can be recorded as a criminal record against your name for 10 years.

Abraham A

Unhappy with my then representation, I went searching for a new lawyer. Andrew responded quickly and professionally to my enquiry. It was quickly apparent during the first meeting that Andrew was knowledgeable, honest and was committed to getting us the best possible outcome. Andrew looked at all avenues available to me in a Magistrates Court matter. He negotiated on my behalf with the prosecution, attended 3 court hearings and defended my plea at a sentencing hearing. Andrew presented strong arguments in my defense and I was very pleased with a successful outcome. Andrew was also transparent and reasonable with his capped fee costing structure.

Timothy R

After being charged with Common Assault of a minor I made a sensible decision not to use the local Kununurra law firm. I engaged Andrew Williams to assist me with resolving this matter (to the point of me being awarded costs). Despite being 4000km away I never had any issues with Andrew's commitment to my case. He promptly returned all calls and demanded I do likewise when important information needed to be exchanged. I found him to be an intelligent, straight-talking and knowledgeable legal counsel. I have no hesitation in recommending this likeable and professional lawyer to those that require legal representation. Especially those that reside in regional or remote areas where there is no choice.

David C

Andrew Williams is a laywer of much dedication I will never have the words of gratitude and admiration for his honesty and integrity I would highly recommend him to anyone who may require his services in the future

Helen L

I just wanted to take my time to explain my experience with Andrew Williams. I had an incident that could have really affected my future. As anyone does I called around all the lawyers in Perth and just not any lawyer but the ones who are highly respected amongst other lawyers and get the results. I have a friend who works in the industry and she recommended Andrew. She said she always sees Andrew in the paper with amazing outcomes to cases that he gets for his clients I first called his office and left a message with the receptionist. At the time he was on leave and it was his wife birthday. He promised her he wouldn't be bothered with work (this was at christmas time as well) he made the effort and called me to see if I was okay and how everything was. From that moment on I knew I had found my lawyer. When you are going to court you want someone who is going to care about you and go the extra mile and not just pay you off. From the whole experience he was straight with me and very honest. My case was not an easy one and it could have been a very bad outcome. Andrew went out of his way to get me what I wanted. Throughout the whole process I felt like I was dealing with a friend. He was very professional and got the outcome I wanted. I really couldn't recommend Andrew any higher. He gave me a second shot. Thank You again mate.

Phillip C

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