Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle

Have you been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle?

If you have been charged with this offence, then it is recommended that you engage legal representation. Police Prosecutions will need to satisfy the elements of a charge. Section 328A of the Criminal Code 1899 provides that, a person who operates, or in any way interferes with the operation of a vehicle dangerously, in any place, commits a misdemeanour for which the maximum penalty is 200 penalty units or 3 years imprisonment.

There are also aggravating features to this offence. Three aggravating features include: being adversely affected at the time of the offence by an intoxicating substance; excessively speeding or taking party in a dangerous race or unlawful speed trial; and/or being previously convicted of this offence. If this applies, the maximum penalty is increased to 400 penalty units or 5 years imprisonment.

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