Repute Law is a leading criminal law firm whose Senior Criminal Defence Lawyers have extensive and high-level experience in defending clients charged with motoring offences such as police pursuit. Our police pursuit defence Lawyers have the skills to confidently secure you favourable outcomes in even the most challenging cases, including obtaining section 10 dismissals. This means a person guilty of a driving offence can avoid conviction and keep their licence.
The penalties for police pursuit offences are severe. You could lose your licence and even be sent to prison if convicted. The maximum penalty for police pursuit is three years in jail for a first offence or five years in jail if you have been convicted of another major offence in the five years immediately before. If convicted, there is an automatic licence disqualification period of 3 years with a minimum period of 12 months. Loss of licence and a criminal record can affect your job and career prospects. If you are charged with a police pursuit offence, you must seek legal advice early so someone can advocate for you and maximise the chances of a positive outcome.
The last thing you want is to appear in Court unprepared when charged with a serious crime. You must understand your rights and the legal proceedings in the Courtroom. When the stakes are high, we strongly recommend seeking representation in Court from our police pursuit defence lawyers.
Our fundamental duty is to ensure clients receive a high level of service. We believe in working hard for you and providing expert advice and representation.
We understand that being charged with a police pursuit offence is intimidating and daunting. Therefore, when facing the prospect of prosecution, you need exceptional legal advice and representation. That’s why we will assign one of our Senior Criminal Defence Lawyers to provide a personal service and a designated Case Concierge® — a lawyer — to be your point of contact throughout the case. We’ll inform you of what is happening and use layman’s terms stripped of legal jargon.
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 we take an entirely new approach. Our police pursuit defence lawyers value our clients, and we keep all our company expenditures as low as possible so that your money is spent on what it needs to be spent on — the best Senior Criminal Defence Lawyer and legal advice to get you the best outcome. If you’re charged with a police pursuit offence, you know we will look after you in every way possible, legally and financially.
Facing a criminal charge is stressful enough without adding escalating legal costs to the mix. At Repute Law, high-quality legal representation should be accessible to all, regardless of background or circumstances. That’s why we offer fixed fees without the unpleasant hidden extra costs.
We give you 100% certainty about your case costs and provide complete transparency so there is certainty in the cost of the legal work we provide for you. We run a lean firm where we spend every dollar of your fee on getting you top-notch legal advice — without the unnecessary standard legal corporate trimmings. As our Senior Criminal Defence Lawyers work remotely, you will not pay for an expensive office or unnecessary overheads.
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 critical to risk losing your life. That’s why we never use inexperienced junior police pursuit defence lawyers, unlike other criminal law firms. We go above and beyond to ensure you get the care and attention you deserve.
As well as always being assigned Senior Criminal Defence Lawyers, never a junior lawyer, every Repute Law client is supported by their designated Case Concierge® — a lawyer — 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 and not left in the dark.
If your case goes to Court, your Senior Criminal Defence Lawyer and Repute Law Case Concierge® will ensure you are Court Ready®. At Repute Law, we create this unique process to ensure our clients know what to expect and how to behave in Court.
Police pursuits are potentially life-altering events that require careful legal scrutiny. Police pursuit defence lawyers help safeguard the rights and interests of individuals involved in these situations. From evaluating the legality of the pursuit to advocating for their clients in Court, our police pursuit defence lawyers have the experience to protect your reputation and position and get you the best possible outcome.
At Repute Law, our senior lawyers have represented clients in over 30,000 cases and have a long-standing history of impressive results.
Repute Law remains dedicated to legal excellence and is committed to defending the rights of individuals accused of a police pursuit. Hire one of our police pursuit defence lawyers to ensure the best possible outcome.
If you have been charged with a Police Pursuit offence, do not hesitate to contact our team at Repute Law today.
A police pursuit is a chase by law enforcement officers to apprehend a vehicle. Police often use sirens, lights and marked or unmarked vehicles to signal the suspect to stop.
Police pursuits can be dangerous and involve fast speeds and evasive manoeuvres, raising concerns about public safety and the legal and ethical aspects of the pursuit tactics.
In a police pursuit case, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that you knew, or ought to reasonably have known, the police were in pursuit of your vehicle, and you must stop. If you do not stop after you realise the police are in pursuit, the prosecution must prove you then drove the vehicle recklessly, at a dangerous speed or in a manner dangerous to others.
The maximum penalty, if charged as guilty for police pursuit, is imprisonment for three years for first-time offenders or five years for second or subsequent-time offenders. There is also an automatic disqualification period of three years, with a minimum of one year. If not convicted, no order needs to be made against your licence.
To contest a police pursuit charge, start by consulting with one of our police pursuit defence lawyers, who will work closely with you to gather all relevant evidence, including witness statements, surveillance footage and police reports, to help build a strong defence. You must attend all Court appearances and allow our police pursuit defence lawyer to advocate on your behalf.
There are also technical legal defences that your Senior Lawyer from Repute Law will consider when analysing the case against you.
At Repute Law, our police pursuit defence lawyers will work closely with you to protect your rights and interests and help you get the best outcome in your case. We provide clients with the personalised advice and support they need during this challenging time.