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Traffic Law

We offer a broad range of services in traffic law.

As a driver, you’re responsible for knowing the rules of the road. You must also be aware of how these laws can affect your driving privileges if you’re caught breaking them. Consequences include hefty fines, loss of licence and, in some cases, prison sentences.

Traffic laws are upheld to keep everyone safe, so it’s important that people obey them — but if you do get charged for a serious traffic offence like speeding, reckless or drink driving, it’s crucial that you seek appropriate legal advice to handle the situation.

When you’re in a jam, you need a good lawyer. And when you’re facing serious charges for driving offences, you need the best. At Zahr Partners we handle all kinds of traffic law matters in Sydney and surrounding areas to get you back on the road as soon as possible.

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“All at Zahr partners are lovely, welcoming and understanding people. They will go out of their way to help you and solve your issues. Thank you!” — Mary T

“What a team! Absolutely wonderful and professional. I was in limbo with a licensing issue and Wasim took extra care and found a solution that got me results. I wouldn’t hesitate at all in recommending them.” — Gurbuz Aslan

“I want to say thank you for helping me resolve my case quickly. Thanks, Mr Wasim!” — Haissam Adib

Meet The Team

Wasim Jabakhangi – Partner

Drawing on his 20 years of experience in the legal industry, Wasim advocates for people who have been charged with criminal offences and strives to achieve successful outcomes for them in all courts including the High Court of Australia.

Specialising in criminal and traffic law, Wasim provides legal representation when necessary — appearing at hearings, trials and all other manners of legal applications. His highly-regarded track record is a testament to his attention to detail and meticulous preparation, as well as his empathy-driven approach that puts clients at ease during daunting situations.

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How can we help?

Zahr Partners can provide legal advice and representation to individuals who have been charged with a traffic-related criminal offence. We are committed to providing you with the highest level of service and will work tirelessly on your behalf to achieve a successful outcome.

If you need assistance from an experienced traffic lawyer to deal with legal matters in Australia, we would love to help. Let’s have a chat.

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All Services in Traffic Law

As a result of camera-detected offences such as speeding or driving past a red light, police can suspend your licence immediately and issue you a fine or you may get a Notice of Suspension from Transport for NSW, which would state the grounds and length of your licence suspension.

If you find yourself in this situation, you may be entitled to appeal the decision. Our experienced traffic lawyers can advise you on how best to proceed with an appeal and represent you in court if necessary.
Driving whilst disqualified, suspended, cancelled or unlicenced is an offence that can result in a significant disqualification period, fines of up to $3,300 and even imprisonment for up to twelve months. If you have been charged with any of the above, it’s essential that you seek advice from a traffic offence lawyer.

You may be able to argue duress or honest and reasonable mistake under The Criminal Codes Act 1995, but the laws are complex and you need to know exactly what your options are. Our traffic lawyers can help you prepare your defence to ensure you get the best possible outcome for your case.
In NSW, driving under the influence (DUI) is an offence that can incur several penalties: large fines, imprisonment and periods of licence disqualification — all of which increase in severity with the number of previous offences committed. This is perhaps the most serious criminal offence you can commit whilst driving and is treated as such by the courts.

As per section 110 of the Road Transport Act 2013, the police can issue a first-time offender for drink driving with a fine on the spot if their blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.05 or more, while repeat or subsequent offenders will have to attend court and seek immediate legal advice.

Our traffic lawyers are experts at helping clients that have been charged with drink driving offences mitigate DUI sentences and hearings. In some cases, we can also successfully argue that no conviction should be recorded for a sentence — and we’re able to advise our clients of the prospects for success.
Also known as “careless driving”, negligent driving is another serious traffic offence and you can be charged if you’re found to have driven:

  • Inconsiderately or without due care and attention.
  • In a manner that may have caused danger to other road users.
This can be dangerous not only to yourself but also to other drivers and pedestrians. In the case you’re found guilty of this offence, you may face a substantial fine, demerit points, a long period of licence disqualification or, in severe or subsequent cases, a term of imprisonment.

Our traffic lawyers in Sydney can advise you on the best way to deal with your charge, whether by pleading guilty and proceeding with a sentence or taking a not-guilty plea and running a defended hearing. No matter what route you take, our expert lawyers are here to guide you through each step along the way.
Traffic light cameras are designed to catch drivers who run red lights. These devices are usually installed on poles at intersections and fixed in position. They take photos of vehicles running red lights and send them to the police for review.

If you’ve been caught on camera committing this offence, it’s likely that you’ll receive a fine from Revenue NSW on behalf of Transport, Roads and Maritime Services in the mail shortly after, but running a red light can also lead to demerit points and eventually, to your licence being suspended.

Our traffic lawyers have extensive experience helping people challenge traffic camera offences. We can advise you on your rights and help you argue your case forcefully in court.
Reckless, furious or dangerous driving is defined as driving in a manner that’s likely to endanger the life, limb or property of another person. It can include speeding in an excessive manner and also failing to stop at red lights or stop signs. This offence carries a maximum penalty of 12 months imprisonment and a fine of up to $3,300. However, you can also incur a permanent disqualification from driving.

If you’ve been charged with this offence, or with driving at excessive speed, it’s vital to get legal advice as soon as possible. Our specialist lawyers have the knowledge and experience to secure the best possible outcome for you.

How can we help?

Wasim Jabakhangi

Partner

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Hannan Zahr

Partner

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