By Lawyers Victorian Traffic Offences guide has been expanded with the addition of 13 new initial letters to the client. These helpful precedents make initial client communication easier for solicitors advising clients in traffic matters.
The new letters contain details of the applicable penalties for some of the most common traffic offences. They enable practitioners to quickly and accurately advise clients on the available sentencing options for their offence immediately after the first conference and in advance of the first court attendance.
These new precedents are conveniently located within a folder called Library of initial letters to client in Folder A. Getting the matter underway.
The new letters cover drink and drug driving offences including all Blood Alcohol Content offences, driving while impaired and failing a roadside test. There are separate letters for both permit and full licence holders.
Because each letter has been drafted to correspond to a particular drink or drug driving offence and provides all details of the applicable penalty, they help practitioners prepare the client for court faster by eliminating the need to research the specific penalties which apply for a driving offence every time. The letters set out any applicable term of imprisonment, the number of penalty units for any fine, the licence suspension or disqualification period, the Interlock order requirements, the Behaviour Change Program requirements and other licence conditions.
To see the library of new initial letters just Click on the Guides and Precedents button from criminal or traffic matter in LEAP, or select the Victorian Traffic Offences Guide on the By Lawyers website.