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Negligent Driving

Sydney Traffic Lawyers For Negligent Driving


Negligent driving in Sydney refers to a form of reckless driving where the driver fails to exercise the due care and attention required for safe driving. This behaviour can lead to serious consequences and legal charges. Understanding the intricacies of these charges is crucial, especially in a bustling city like Sydney.

Choose Invictus Legal for a protected journey to justice. Call us at 0410 600 230 today for expert representation in your negligent driving matter.

Negligent Driving Offences in Sydney


In Sydney, negligent driving is categorised into three main charges, each varying in severity and consequences. These charges are:

  • Negligent Driving Not Causing Death or Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH): This is the least severe charge, applicable when negligent driving results in minor incidents without causing death or GBH.

  • Negligent Driving Causing GBH: This charge is levelled when negligent driving leads to someone suffering grievous bodily harm.

  • Negligent Driving Causing Death: This is the most serious charge, applied when negligent driving results in the death of another person.


Types of Penalties for Negligent Driving in Sydney

The penalties for negligent driving in Sydney vary based on the severity of the offence:

  • Negligent Driving Not Causing Death or GBH: The offender may face 10 penalty points as per section 117 of the Road Transport Act, translating to a maximum fine of $1,100.

  • Negligent Driving Causing GBH: For a first-time offence, the penalty includes 20 penalty units ($2,200 fine and/or 9 months imprisonment). Repeat offences attract harsher penalties, such as 30 penalty points, a $3,300 fine or 12 months imprisonment.

  • Negligent Driving Causing Death: First-time offenders may face 30 penalty units, a $3,300 fine or 18 months of imprisonment. Repeat offences can lead to 50 penalty units, a $5,500 fine and/or 2 years imprisonment.

However, with the expertise of Invictus Legal's traffic infringement lawyers, these penalties can often be significantly reduced. Through a section 10 dismissal, the Court might not record a criminal conviction, avoiding penalties. If a Section 10 dismissal isn't feasible, our lawyers can work to reduce the sentence.


Why Choose Invictus Legal for Your Negligent Driving Case in Sydney


Selecting Invictus Legal for handling your negligent driving case in Sydney offers numerous benefits:

  • Experienced Legal Representation: Our team of skilled traffic infringement lawyers brings vast experience in handling various negligent driving cases.

  • Personalised Legal Strategies: We tailor our legal strategies to your specific circumstances, which ensures the best possible defence.

  • Expert Negotiation Skills: Our lawyers are adept at negotiating with the court to reduce charges and penalties.

  • Proven Track Record: We have a history of successful outcomes in negligent driving cases, including securing section 10 dismissals.

  • Comprehensive Legal Support: From initial consultation to court representation, we provide end-to-end legal support.

  • Client-Centric Approach: Our focus is always on achieving the best possible outcome for our clients, considering their unique situations.




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