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WA Give Way Sign - Traffic Offence

Discussion in 'Traffic Law Forum' started by Ranjeet, 4 July 2014.

  1. Ranjeet

    Ranjeet Member

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    Hello
    Can you pls advice me on below listed issue
    I was driving on 20 km per hour speed limit zone and when I approached intersection which was give way I stopped then decided to go then I saw a car coming from my left hand side so I stopped again but my car's tyre hit the give way line but didn't cross the line ,unfortunately it was a police car he asked me to pull in front of him and gave me 3 demerits with 150 fine . Can I take matter to court ?
    What are the chances?
     
  2. winston wolf

    winston wolf Well-Known Member

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  3. John R

    John R Well-Known Member

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    From a practical perspective, you can argue any traffic infringement notice but unless you self-represent and win, your legal fees (and if you lose, paying the prosecution's costs) are likely to significantly exceed the $150 fine. Which state/territory are you in?
     
  4. Ranjeet

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    Thanks I am in Perth
     
  5. Ranjeet

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    No
    Nothing was there to block my view
     
  6. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer

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    Absent any other factors (like running out of demerit points - do they have those WA?),
    and assuming you can afford it, I agree with the others.
    Pay the fine and get on with your life.
     
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  7. Rod

    Rod Well-Known Member

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    Or represent yourself in court. You can represent yourself, though don't like your chances.
     

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