Negligent driving is an offence under section 117 of the Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW).

Negligent driving is characterised as the failure to operate a motor vehicle in a manner that prudent and reasonable operator would have done, in the same circumstance. The intent of the driver is irrelevant in such cases and any negligent driving is therefore liable to punishment before the court. The law is primarily concerned about whether the driver has caused harm to other.

There are 3 main charges in relation to negligent driving.

  1. Negligent driving that does not occasion death or grievous bodily harm (GBH).
  2. Negligent driving that occasions GBH.
  3. Negligent driving that occasions death.

Each of these offences vary in severity and are therefore punishable accordingly.

Sometimes, the questions of negligence can turn on complex issues of science or law, and you need not only a highly skilled lawyer, but highly skilled experts of various kinds. We have experience in defencing these charges, negotiating plea deals and dealing with sentences (including avoiding convictions) for these types of offences.

No matter what the degree, we are addicted to not only winning or achieving the best plea deal possible (depending on the case and your instructions), but doing it in the quickest, cheapest, and most impressive way possible. Each and every one of our clients can expect that from us in every matter we undertake.

We are a law firm located on the border of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and the CBD and have a notable 95% success rate. With over 20 years combined experience and over 1,000 cases, we have the knowledge, skill, and experience to achieve the result you want. It is our practicality, honesty, transparency, genuineness, determination devotion and tenacity that sets us apart in choosing who to protect your interests when dealing with your negligent driving charge.

Our team has worked on complex trials for negligent driving charges, matters pushing the creation of new precedents, and even matters in the High Court, and we have the knowledge, skill and experience allows us to approach charges of all types with ease and transparency, to alleviate anxiety and achieve the desired result.

We have close, excellent relationships with some of the best criminal barristers for negligent driving charges in Sydney, ranging from junior counsel through to senior counsel, and we are known to and respected by judicial officer, our peers, prosecutors, Police, and other officials.  We leverage these relationships to leave no stone unturned and ensure you have the best prospects for a plea deal or a defended trial when facing a negligent driving charge, whichever way you decide to proceed following our honest advice.

We handle every case with efficiency, offer flexible meeting times and open communication, and remain discrete at all times.

If you or someone you know is facing a negligent driving charge, contact our team today for a free initial consultation, and take the first step to securing the legal advice and assistance you deserve.

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