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Brooke Winter Solicitors

Our Emerald Traffic Lawyers

At Brooke Winter Solicitors, our Emerald traffic lawyers specialise in a broad range of traffic-related legal issues. Familiar with local traffic regulations, we provide authoritative legal guidance and representation across the Central Highlands. From minor incidents to more serious charges such as DUI or reckless driving, our lawyers are ready to handle any traffic case.

If you’re facing traffic-related legal concerns, early legal consultation can significantly influence the outcome of your case. Get in touch with our traffic lawyers today.

Understanding Traffic Law in Emerald

Consequences of Traffic Offences

Traffic laws are designed to ensure road safety. It is the responsibility of every driver to be familiar with these laws as violations can lead to legal consequences. Common traffic offences include speeding, driving under the influence, and failing to obey traffic signals. Each offence carries specific penalties that can affect your driving privileges and legal record.

Penalties may include:

  • Fines and Demerit Points
  • Licence Suspension
  • Criminal Charges
  • Imprisonment

The specific outcome of a traffic offence often depends on the circumstances surrounding the violation and your prior driving history.

How Our Emerald Traffic Lawyers Can Help

Having experienced legal representation is key when facing traffic offences. Brooke Winter’s traffic lawyers are highly knowledgeable about local and national traffic laws and can provide a strategic defence to your specific case. From legal advice to representing you in court to reducing charges and penalties, our team will be with you through every step of your case, from initial advice to final resolution.

Types of Traffic Cases Our Emerald Lawyers Handle

Our team at Brooke Winter Solicitors in Emerald is equipped to manage a variety of traffic offences, ensuring comprehensive legal support tailored to your specific needs. 

Some of the common (but not all) traffic offences we handle include:

Our approach to these cases involves a thorough review of the charges and evidence, followed by a personalised defence strategy that addresses both the immediate legal situation and its broader implications. We are committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients, combining legal expertise with a proactive approach to traffic defence.

Why Choose Brooke Winter Solicitors as Your Traffic Lawyers in Emerald

When faced with a traffic offence, choosing the right legal representation can significantly impact your case’s outcome. At Brooke Winter Solicitors, we stand apart with our proven track record, vast experience, and commitment to our clients.

Our traffic lawyers have over 20 years of experience in the courtroom, ensuring that our clients receive the highest standard of representation. We have successfully handled a range of traffic cases, and we strive tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for each client, whether it involves negotiating reduced penalties, contesting charges, or the processes of licence suspensions. Our success is built on a foundation of thorough preparation, strong representation, and strategic advocacy.

We prioritise our clients’ needs and work diligently to ensure their satisfaction. We are known for our approachable manner and the personalised attention we provide each client. Feedback from our clients consistently highlights our ability to make the legal process clear and manageable, reducing the stress involved in traffic cases.

Contact Our Traffic Lawyers in Emerald

If you’re dealing with traffic-related legal issues in Emerald, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Brooke Winter Solicitors. We’re ready to discuss your case and explore the best route for your legal defence.

Book a mobile consultation online or call us at 1300 066 669. We guarantee a prompt response to your inquiries.



Traffic offences such as drink driving, drug driving, and dangerous driving, among others, can appear on a police check as they are considered criminal offences. However, minor infringements, like parking tickets or speeding fines, typically do not appear on a criminal history check.

Traffic infringements, like speeding or parking tickets, are generally not considered criminal offences in Queensland. They are typically handled through fines or penalties, and don’t usually appear on your criminal record. However, more serious traffic offences like drink driving or dangerous driving are considered criminal offences and are handled in court.

Yes, a traffic offence can carry a criminal record. Serious traffic offences such as drink driving, drug driving, dangerous driving or causing harm by dangerous driving are criminal offences and if found guilty, these offences will appear on your criminal record.

For most minor traffic offences, the authorities have one year from the date of the alleged offence to issue a penalty or charge. For more serious offences, like dangerous or drink driving, there’s no time limit on when a charge can be brought. Always consult with a traffic lawyer for advice tailored to your specific situation.

In short, you can refuse a breath test however the consequences could be detrimental to you and your licence.

A Police officer can lawfully request that you take a breath test randomly, meaning they do not need to suspect that you have been drink driving, or after they form a suspicion that you are under the influence of a substance (alcohol or drug). Simply speaking, a breath test is used to measure the concentration of alcohol in your blood.

Under section 80(5A) of the Queensland Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act (TORUM), refusing to take a breath test is an offence punishable by imprisonment and if charged, you would need to go to court. This is regardless of whether or not you had actually consumed alcohol or drugs at the time of offence. The offence itself is referred to as ‘failing to provide a specimen of breath’. This offence carries the same penalties otherwise imposed on those found guilty of high range drink driving. If you plead guilty or are found guilty of this offence, you can lose your licence for 6 months or more and face a penalty of penalty units or even imprisonment.

You may lawfully refuse to provide a specimen of breath for medical reasons if you cannot, for example, blow at the required strength and for the required duration. You would need to have medical proof if this were the situation.

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