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Negligent Driving Lawyers

Negligent Driving offences

Repute Law is a leading criminal law firm whose Senior Criminal Defence Lawyers have extensive experience in representing clients charged with negligent driving. You will be represented by a Senior Criminal Lawyer with the breadth and depth of knowledge to establish the best strategy for your defence. Over the years, our negligent driving lawyers have successfully defended many allegations of negligent driving.

Prepare you for Court

If your case goes to Court, your Senior Criminal Defence Lawyer and Repute Law Case Concierge® — who is a lawyer — will ensure you are Court Ready®. Repute Law creates this unique process to ensure our clients know what to expect and how to behave in Court.

Repute Law has Senior Criminal Defence Lawyers who specialise in the three principal charges of negligent driving:

  • Negligent driving not occasioning death or grievous bodily harm
  • Negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm
  • Negligent driving occasioning death

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How Repute Law compares to other law firms

At Repute Law, our negligent driving offence lawyers are your trusted advocates, committed to providing expert legal guidance and relentless defence to protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome for your case. It’s worth knowing how different we are from other criminal law firms.

Understanding the serious impact of your charge

Negligent driving is defined as driving without the proper care and attention reasonably expected of a motorist. The penalties range from losing demerit points on your driver’s licence and fines to disqualification and prison sentences. A conviction for negligent driving may have other consequences, such as a criminal record, higher insurance premiums in the future and difficulties with employment.

Therefore, getting specialist legal advice and representation as soon as possible is important to give you the best chance of a successful outcome. If you’ve been arrested or charged with negligent driving, talk to the expert team at Repute Law.

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Proven results you can count on

Our history of successful outcomes speaks for themself. We have a proven track record of helping clients mitigate the consequences of negligent driving charges, including:

  • Securing Section 10 non-convictions
  • All charges dropped
  • Fine reduction
  • Avoidance of licence disqualification
  • Avoidance of prison terms

Client-centred approach

We understand that no two cases are the same. Our negligent driving lawyers work tirelessly to protect your rights and interests and will help you get the best outcome in your case. We provide each client with the individualised attention, clear advice and sympathetic support they deserve. As experts in this area, we know that every case is unique. Therefore, we scrutinise your circumstances and systematically review police materials to identify key facts and areas to utilise in your defence. We genuinely care and are in your corner.

Lawyers who are experts in their field

At Repute Law, we refuse to take a one-size-fits-all approach. Our lawyers are experts in their relevant fields of driving offences, including:

Fixed fees, minus the hidden costs

Our negligent driving offence lawyers provide fixed fees with no unpleasant hidden extra costs, so there is certainty in the cost of the legal work we provide for you and transparency — no unexpected hidden fees or bias costs based on your occupation or postcode. As our Senior Criminal Defence Lawyers work remotely, you will not pay for an expensive office or unnecessary overheads. 

We run a lean firm where we spend every dollar of your fee on top-notch legal advice — without the unnecessary standard legal corporate trimmings. Typically, traditional law firms have expensive offices, layer upon layer of partners and associates, not to mention company cars and lots of long lunches. Guess who pays for all of that? Yes, you do — the client. We think this approach is just plain wrong at Repute Law, so our defence for negligent driving takes an entirely new approach. We truly value our clients and keep all our company expenditures as low as possible to spend your money on the essentials — the best Senior Criminal Defence Lawyer and legal advice to get you the best outcome. If charged with negligent driving, you know we will look after you in every way possible, legally and financially. 

Nothing short of experienced, high-quality legal defence for negligent driving

Our clients deserve the same expertise and as much information as possible about the law. All our criminal cases are handled and run by a Senior Criminal Defence Lawyer — never a junior lawyer. A good outcome for you is far too important for your life. Unlike other criminal law firms, we never use inexperienced junior lawyers.

Our Senior Criminal Defence Lawyers will meticulously examine and prepare your defence strategy by studying the evidence for and against you in-depth. We will always act in your best interests and give you clear advice about what to expect. Our negligent driving offence lawyers go above and beyond to ensure you will get the care and attention you deserve. 

As a Repute Law client, you’ll be supported by a designated Case Concierge® unique to Repute Law. The Case Concierge® will monitor your case, giving you regular updates by phone, text and email, so you’re never left wondering what is happening. The Case Concierge® will also regularly check in to ensure you are updated with everything.

Consult our negligent driving offence lawyers to build a solid defence

When facing a negligent driving charge, you deserve the best legal representation. At Repute Law, our negligent driving lawyers will protect your rights and help you navigate the complexities of the legal system. Don’t face negligent driving charges alone — trust Repute Law for expert legal advocacy and unwavering support. If you have any questions, contact our team, who will gladly assist you. 


Negligent driving is driving without the due care and attention reasonably expected of a driver. It puts you, other drivers and the public at risk and can result in serious injury or death. 

To establish negligent driving, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that you failed to take proper care while driving your vehicle. Police must prove you were the driver, driving your vehicle on a road or other related area. If anyone was injured or killed as a result of your driving, police must prove that grievous bodily harm (GBH) or death occurred as a result of the negligence.

The maximum penalties for worst-case offending are as follows:

Negligent driving that does not result in death or GBH results in an infringement notice that carries three demerit points.

Negligent driving occasioning GBH carries a maximum of 9 months imprisonment for the first offence and up to 12 months for a second or subsequent offence. This offence has a 12-month minimum disqualification period, increasing to two years for a second or subsequent offence.

Negligent driving resulting in death carries a maximum 18-month imprisonment for the first offence and two years for subsequent offences. A maximum fine of $3,300 is issued for the first offence and $5,500 for a second or subsequent offence. There is also a 12-month minimum licence disqualification period, increasing to two years for a second or subsequent offence.

If charged with negligent driving, our senior negligent driving lawyers can negotiate a plea bargain with prosecutors to request the charge is withdrawn, downgraded or the fact sheets are amended. They have the experience and knowledge to get you the best possible outcome.