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Traffic Law

At CQ Legal, we combine our knowledge, dedication, and a client-centric approach to deliver exceptional traffic law services. Whether you’re dealing with a speeding ticket, drink driving offences, driving under the influence of prohibited drugs, or other traffic-related issues, we are here to navigate the legal complexities on your behalf. 

We recognise the pivotal role a driver’s licence plays in your life and understand the potential repercussions a conviction may hold for your future. Our legal team brings extensive experience in handling a diverse array of traffic matters, including:

Speeding Offences: Cases involving exceeding the posted speed limits or driving too fast for road conditions.

Drink Driving and Drug Related Offences: Matters related to operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Reckless Driving: Charges associated with operating a vehicle in a manner that endangers others or property.

Traffic Collisions: Legal issues arising from vehicular collisions, including liability, insurance claims, and personal injury matters.

Traffic Related Offences: Handling various offences such as running red lights, using a hand-held mobile phone, or other traffic related offences.

Licence Suspensions and Revocations: Legal matters involving the suspension or revocation of a driver’s licence due to various reasons, including accumulating too many demerit points on a driving record or serious traffic offences.

Police Pursuit: Legal matters arising from attempting to evade law enforcement during a pursuit, including charges and consequences related to high-speed chases.


In Queensland, we are dedicated to offering thorough legal assistance to guide individuals through the complexities of traffic law. Our legal proficiency covers a range of potential penalties that the Queensland Courts might impose, including but not limited to:


Dismissal under Section 12

This refers to a legal outcome where a court opts not to proceed with a conviction, often granted under Section 12 of Queensland law, signifying that no further actions will be taken against the defendant.

Probation Order

A court-issued directive allowing an offender to complete their penalty within the community, subject to particular conditions such as good conduct and compliance with specified terms.

Section 12A

An adaptation of Section 12, which permits courts to dismiss charges and place an offender on a bond without recording a conviction, contingent upon meeting particular conditions.


Monetary sanctions set by the court as a repercussion for a violation, with the amount determined by the gravity of the offence.


The court-ordered confinement of an individual in a correctional institution for a determined period due to the commission of a significant offence.

Community Service Order

A court-mandated penalty enabling an offender to fulfil their sentence within the community, under conditions like community work, oversight, or participation in rehabilitation initiatives.

Postponement of Sentence

A delay in delivering a sentence until a subsequent date, often granted to allow the defendant to exhibit good behaviour or satisfy certain prerequisites before the sentencing.

Deferred Imprisonment

A scenario where the offender is deemed guilty, but the enforcement of the penalty is postponed, providing them an opportunity to showcase improved conduct before enduring the complete repercussions.

Intensive Supervision Order

A community-centric penalty entailing rigorous oversight, electronic surveillance, and mandatory participation in designated activities or initiatives.

These descriptions provide a brief overview of each legal outcome or penalty. Specific details may vary based on jurisdiction and legal context.

CQ Legal is here to safeguard your rights and guide you through the legal complexities associated with traffic matters, ensuring the best possible outcome for your case. Schedule a consultation today to explore how we can protect your rights and provide effective legal representation in traffic law matters.

What should I do if I receive a traffic ticket?

If you find yourself charged with a crime, it’s crucial to seek immediate legal representation. Our experienced criminal defence team can guide you through your rights, the legal process, and potential defence strategies. Avoid making statements to law enforcement without consulting with a legal professional.

It’s crucial to carefully review the ticket and understand the violation. You may choose to pay the fine, but you also have the right to contest the ticket in court. Consulting with one of our lawyers can help you explore your options and determine the best course of action.

How can I contest a speeding ticket?

To contest a speeding ticket, you can gather evidence such as traffic conditions, witness statements, or any equipment calibration records. Our legal team can assess the strength of your case and explore potential defences, like challenging the accuracy of speed measurement devices.

What are the consequences of drink driving and drug driving convictions?

Convictions may result in penalties such as licence suspension, fines, mandatory alcohol education programs, and, in some cases, imprisonment. The severity of consequences varies based on factors like prior offences and blood alcohol content. Seeking legal representation is crucial to navigate these charges effectively.

What is the difference between a traffic violation and a criminal traffic offence?

Traffic offences are typically non-criminal offences, resulting in fines or points on your driving record. Criminal traffic offences, on the other hand, involve more serious charges such as reckless driving or drink and drug driving offences, potentially leading to criminal convictions with more severe consequences. It’s essential to understand the nature of the charge and seek legal advice accordingly.

Why should I consider hiring CQ Legal for my traffic law matters?

Our legal team brings a wealth of knowledge and a client-centric approach to traffic law cases. Our dedicated team is committed to navigating the legal complexities on your behalf. With CQ Legal, you benefit from personalised attention and effective representation tailored to your specific situation. Whether you’re dealing with a speeding ticket, drink or drug driving charges, or other traffic-related issues, our firm is here to protect your rights and provide the professional support you need for a favourable outcome.

Please note that these questions and answers are for informational purposes only and should not be considered as legal advice. It is recommended to consult with a qualified employment lawyer at CQ Legal for personalised advice regarding your specific employment law concerns.