Why do I need a traffic lawyer?

Navigating the courts, the police and the law can be a daunting process.  The law surrounding traffic offences is complex and being convicted of traffic offences can have long-lasting impacts on you and your family.  

Aside from lengthy disqualification periods, some traffic offences carry a maximum penalty of imprisonment, if convicted. 

Our experienced Brisbane based traffic and drink driving lawyers understand the freedom and importance that your licence provides you and your family.  We put the hard work in so that you can get back on the road as soon as possible and move on with your life.

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Traffic lawyers can assist any person who is facing court or a loss of licence for any traffic offence, including:


  • Drink driving and driving under the influence of liquor
  • Drug driving and driving under the influence of a drug
  • Disqualified driving
  • Unlicensed driving
  • Dangerous driving and careless driving
  • Hooning
  • Evading police
  • Speeding


An experienced traffic lawyer can also speak with you about your option to apply for a work licence or special hardship order in some circumstances.

If you are facing court, it is important to have an experienced traffic and drink driving lawyer by your side who can assist you with the process, defend your rights and help you achieve the best outcome possible in the circumstances, given how seriously the courts take these charges.  The Brisbane based traffic lawyers at Coates Davey Solicitors work with you every step of the way and break down the process, so you know what to expect and how best to prepare. 

The Directors of Coates Davey Solicitors, Philip Coates and Elizabeth Davey pride themselves on being approachable and passionate, tailoring each client’s experience to suit their specific needs and working tirelessly on all cases.  Elizabeth heads the Brisbane criminal Lawyers and Brisbane traffic and drink driving lawyers team.

Contact Coates Davey Solicitors Today

 For further information, please contact our friendly team at Coates Davey Solicitors by phone on 07 3180 0180 or email [email protected].

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We regularly attend all courts in South East Queensland, including the following:

Brisbane CBD and Surrounds:

Beenleigh Magistrates Court

Beaudesert Magistrates Court

Brisbane Magistrates Court

Caboolture Magistrates Court

Cleveland Magistrates Court

Holland Park Magistrates Court

Pine Rivers Magistrates Court

Richlands Magistrates Court

Roma Street Magistrates Court

Sandgate Magistrates Court

Wynnum Magistrates Court


Gold Coast Courts

Coolangatta Magistrates Court

Southport Magistrates Court

Sunshine Coast and Northern Regions

Bundaberg Magistrates Court

Caloundra Magistrates Court

Hervey Bay Magistrates Court

Gympie Magistrates Court

Maroochydore Magistrates Court

Nambour Magistrates Court

Noosa Magistrates Court

Western Regions

Dalby Magistrates Court

Gatton Magistrates Court

Ipswich Magistrates Court

Roma Magistrates Court

Toogoolawah Magistrates Court

Toowoomba Magistrates Court