In Queensland, Dangerous driving or dangerous operation of a motor vehicle is one of the most serious of the traffic offences.
It comes under s 328A of the Criminal Code in Queensland and can be charged in one of three ways:
- Dangerous operation (can be dealt with in the Magistrates Court and carries a mandatory minimum six month disqualification)
- Dangerous operation causing grievous bodily harm
- Dangerous operation causing death (to be dealt with on indictment)
Given the seriousness of these charges and outcomes of driver licence disqualification and terms of imprisonment, you should obtain legal advice immediately if you are charged with any of the above three offences.
What to do next
Experienced representation could be the difference between you walking out of court or being escorted to the watch-house.
Dangerous driving can be a very serious charge and so it is important that you have legal representation that is experienced in dealing with traffic law offences.
The Queensland legislation regulating the use of motor vehicles on this state’s roads is continuously evolving and expanding. The court imposed penalties can range from fines to imprisonment.
Some areas of traffic law can be complex, so it is important that you obtain effective legal representation to examine your matter and provide advice as to how it should be best dealt with in a timely and cost effective way.