Sentencing Guidelines are put in place so that once you plead guilty, or are found to be guilty by the Court, Magistrates have a framework of sentences they can impose.
Magistrates are guided in relation to these sentencing guidelines by the Court Clerk. After they have heard the full facts of your case they will choose the most appropriate sentence.
With regard to most traffic offences, Magistrates will impose Court costs, penalty points and fines.
The fine is means tested as well as being related to the seriousness of your offence.
The size of your court costs will depend on the duration of your case, the length of your trial and how quickly in proceedings you plead guilty.
A full list of Magistrates Sentencing Guidelines is available here for your reference, but if you speak to us about your allegations we can advise you based on the precise circumstances of your offence, so you will know exactly what punishment you are dealing with and what your possible defences may be.
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