If you are facing any summary offence charges or serious traffic charges, contact us immediately for sound timely legal advice.
We are ready and able to advise you how to adequately prepare to deal with the summary charges that have been brought against you.
We are ready and able to provide you with legal advice, appear and also brief experienced Expert Counsel on an urgent basis to attend to your unique circumstances in order to best defend, safeguard and advance your rights and interests.
Summary Offences Less Serious Than Indictable
Summary offences are less serious than indictable offence and usually involve offensive behaviour, indecent language, wilful damage and other less serious criminal offences.
Summary offences usually have a maximum penalty of two (2) years imprisonment or a fine not exceeding 240-penalty units unless otherwise prescribed in the relevant legislation and most of the summary offences are set out in the Summary Offences Act 1966 and in the Road Safety Act 1986.
Summary offences are dealt with in the Magistrates Court and do not usually go to higher Courts such as the County Court or Supreme Court.
Summary offences are considered to be less serious charges than indictable offences however pleading guilty to summary offences may lead to serious ramifications for your future, your finances and your criminal record would record these, which may affect you and have an adverse effect for the rest of your life.