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Dangerous Driving Offences

Dangerous driving offences are some of the most serious traffic charges you can face and carry severe penalties including prison sentences.

Of all traffic offences, Dangerous Driving has some of the most severe penalties including prison sentences of 10 years or more (for dangerous driving occasioning death – NSW). In most cases, the circumstances leading to a dangerous driving charge include one or more of these conditions below:

  • A serious motor vehicle accident causing death or injury
  • Impairment from consumption of drugs or alcohol
  • Excessive speeding or driving in a manner considered dangerous to the general public

Dangerous Driving Offences in NSW & VIC

There are a number of dangerous driving charges used in NSW and Victoria. For more information about the specific charge, please choose from the list of dangerous driving offences below:

Dangerous Driving Lawyers

LAC Lawyers have a team of lawyers with the experience in dangerous driving cases that you need to get the best outcome. The following is a selection of our currently practicing dangerous driving lawyers.


When is Dangerous Driving considered “Aggravated”?

Dangerous driving charges can also be classed as “aggravated”. This generally increases the maximum penalty that can be imposed. Aggravated dangerous driving charges are charges where

  • the accused tests over the prescribed blood concentration of alcohol,
  • the accused was driving the vehicle at a speed of more than 45 km/h above the speed limit,
  • the accused was driving the vehicle to escape police pursuit, or
  • the accused’s ability to drive was substantially impaired by either drugs or alcohol.

Penalties for aggravated dangerous driving often include prison sentences of more than 10 years so it is important to get the very best legal advice. Call LAC Lawyers today on 1300 366 803.

Penalties for Dangerous Driving Offences

As dangerous driving offences usually involve endangering or harming the public, the penalties can be severe. Where the offence involves actual bodily harm or death, a prison term is likely.

For more information about the penalties for specific dangerous driving charges, please choose from the list below:

For the best possible defence for dangerous driving offences, call LAC Lawyers today on 1300 366 803.

Defences for Dangerous Driving Charges

If the death or grievous bodily harm caused by the impact was not, in any way, attributable to

  • drugs,
  • alcohol,
  • speed,
  • or the manner in which the vehicle was driven,

You may be able to use this information as a defence to an aggravated dangerous driving charge.

Penalties for dangerous driving charges vary, but often include prison sentences of more than 10 years. If you are facing a dangerous driving charge, it is important to get the very best legal advice. Call LAC Lawyers today on 1300 363 991.



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