Police charge client with two minor speeding offences
Jeffrey obtained two minor speeding offences (exceed speed limit by not more than 10km/h) while driving with a P1 Provisional licence. This resulted in a licence suspension.
Minor speeding offences on a P1 licence result in the addition of 4 demerit points. This is in contrast to unrestricted licences, where there is only the addition of 1 demerit point.
The demerit points system is a program that encourages safe and responsible driving. Its introduction means that there is a non financial as well as monetary penalty for offences.
Demerit points are penalty points that you get if you commit certain driving or riding offences. All drivers and riders start with zero demerit points. If you do not break any road rules, you continue to have zero demerit points.
If you commit an offence while driving or riding, authorities may add demerit to your record. Offences that attract demerit points also come with a fine.
Jeffrey received notice of suspension of his P1 licence commencing May, for a period of 3 months, on the grounds that he exceeded his demerit point limit (4 demerit points).
Successfully appealed the suspension
O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors successfully appealed the suspension of Jeffrey’s licence. We argued that his personal circumstances were such as to allow for leniency. He also successfully completed the Road and Traffic Education Program. Jeffrey was able to drive immediately.
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If the RMS (Roads and Maritime Services) suspends your drivers licence, and you believe there are extenuating circumstances, contact our traffic offence lawyers today.