Will I lose my licence for drink driving? Chris Nyst, Criminal Lawyer, explains.

Can police force me to take a breath test? Chris Nyst, Criminal Lawyer, explains.

Can I get a work licence? Hear from Natasha Dawson, Criminal Lawyer, on your options.

TRAFFIC OFFENCES

If you are charged by police with a traffic offence, it is important that you understand the charges, and their potential consequences.

The law relating to traffic offences is often complex and it is important to get clear and concise legal advice regarding your liability, your likely penalty, and other ramifications.

Some minor traffic offences will result in general demerit point deductions, fines, licence disqualification and/or licence suspension. Other more serious offences or repeated offences may require appearance before a court and can sometimes lead to sentences of actual imprisonment.

Our team can assist you with:

  • Work Licence Applications;
  • General advice on demerit points and licence disqualification and suspension;
  • Special Hardship Order Applications;
  • Disqualified and unlicensed driving offences;
  • Drink driving offences;
  • Drug driving offences;
  • Careless driving offences;
  • Speeding offences;
  • Dangerous driving offences; and
  • Infringement notices.

Nyst Legal’s experienced criminal and traffic lawyers work with our clients to manage traffic infringement proceedings by providing straightforward, well-considered and practical legal advice to deliver the best outcome in the circumstances.

OUR FEES

Nyst Legal is not a Legal Aid firm. We do not take on matters funded by the Legal Aid Office.

Nyst Legal charges a competitive rate for an excellent service and we provide an early estimate of costs for each stage of your matter. The law in Queensland requires us to disclose information relating to a range of things, particularly legal fees, how they are calculated, how they are charged, and how they are billed. Prospective clients will be provided with a Queensland Law Society Client Agreement which sets out all of these items in detail.

There are some matters where Nyst Legal is happy to offer its services for a fixed fee.

Pleas of Guilty starting at $1,000- 

Less-serious criminal charges to be finalised in the Magistrates Court, such as minor traffic offences including unlicensed driving and drink driving offences, can usually be handled for a fixed fee ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. However, the precise fee will be dependent on the location of the court and the complexity of the matter, and will be advised and agreed in advance.

Special Hardship Applications and Work Licence Applications starting at $1,000-

Driver licence applications for a special hardship order or a work licence can usually be handled for a fixed fee, generally ranging from $1,000 to $2,500. However, the precise fee will be dependent on the location of the court and the complexity of the application, and will be advised and agreed in advance.

Bail Applications starting at $1,000-

Bail applications in the Magistrates Courts will vary in complexity but can usually be handled for a fixed fee ranging from $1,000 to $3,000, depending on the complexity of the application and the court location, and will be advised and agreed in advance. Bail applications in the Supreme Courts are charged at an hourly rate.

Hourly Rates

Where fees are not fixed they will be charged at an hourly rate commensurate with the seniority and experience of the particular team members involved. A formal client agreement will set out the hourly rate of each of the team members likely to work on the matter. Clear estimates will be provided in advance for each stage of the matter.

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