Get help with traffic offences
Where else can I get legal help?
There are many private lawyers who offer advice and representation for traffic matters. The Law Society of WA has a directory of its members you can use to find a lawyer.
Can I represent myself?
It is not uncommon for people to represent themselves in court on traffic matters, especially if the offence will not result in a serious penalty or consequence. For many traffic offences, being convicted can result driver's licence disqualification. For some offences, imprisonment is a possible penalty that can be imposed.
If imprisonment or another serious consequence is an option for the court when dealing with your charge, you should get legal advice before you enter any plea to the charge and it may be better to have legal representation in court.
The information on the other pages in this section can help you decide how serious your offence is, what the penalties could be, and whether or not you should get legal advice or representation.
Reviewed: 12 April 2018