Traffic Law


How important is your driver's license to you? How would suspension or cancellation of your drivers 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 - especially regarding mobile phone laws in WA.

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 drivers license, and even imprisonment in serious cases such as dangerous driving, 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 traffic violations 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 matters, including, but not limited to,

What Are The Penalties I Could Face?

Traffic violations 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 us 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.

Extraordinary Drivers License Applications

In Western Australia people who have had their motor driver’s licence cancelled can apply to the Magistrates Court for an extraordinary drivers licence. The grant of an extraordinary licence is at the discretion of the court. To apply, you must apply to the court in the given time period – this period can vary from within 21 days after being convicted and disqualified to 4 months. If you need to apply for an extraordinary licence get in touch with our legal team on 08 9278 2575 for representation and advice.

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 quite well. I felt very comfortable in the courtroom knowing that Andrew wanted to get the best result he could for me, and I would highly recommend Andrew Williams to ...

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 cannot thank Andrew enough for his support and would not hesitate recommending your service to anyone who would need your help. I am eternally grateful to Andrew Williams who kept me informed as and when he had to and had no doubt in his professionalism. Thank you.


Pamela J
Pamela J

Had Andrew defend a reckless driving charge. He gave good solid advice throughout the process and defended me well at the trial. His costs were affordable and he was a great guy in general. The most important thing is we were able to have the charges dismissed via a not guilty verdict. I would recommend him to anyone.


Joly M
Joly M

Andrew represented me recently in a few difficult situations. I found him to be very professional, easily contactable and generally wanting a good outcome for me. I've passed his contact info to friends and if I ever need legal representation again I'll definitely be using his services.


Ryan B
Ryan B

After making several calls to various law firms, I came across Andrew Williams who was quick to respond providing knowledgeable, honest and friendly legal advice. At all times I felt confident in Andrew's ability to defend the charges. The case went to trial with an outcome of not guilty. I was awarded full legal costs. Could not be happier.


Matt K
Matt K

Andrew was fantastic to deal with. His courtroom demeanor and skills were apparent. He was always able to assist with a complex matter across nearly 3 years in rural WA. Would highly recommend his services.


Wesley H
Wesley H

Of my limited experiences in the judicial system, I can’t rate Andrew Williams highly enough. He was fantastic on my day in court and was very straight up during my consultations. He is such an awesome person, and the best professional criminal lawyer I have ever encounter. Need help call Andrew.


Aaron J

Andrew was brilliant with my case and achieved the best outcome. He was very professional and was very impressive in the submissions he presented to the magistrate. Again, I can't thank you enough Andrew.


Danni H

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 communicat...

Abraham A

Unhappy with my then representation, I went searching for a new criminal 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. H...

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 e...

David C

Andrew Williams is a criminal 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 th...

Phillip C

Very happy with my representation and fair fees by Andrew, I highly recommend him.


Damian A

I found dealing with Andrew Williams Law Firms to be quite pleasant and professional. I have nothing but utmost regard for this firm and would recommend anyone who needs a good criminal lawyer.


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