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If you get a fine
For information about your options if you receive an infringement notice and what happens if you do not pay the fine by the due date, see Fines and infringements.
If you are charged with a traffic offence
If you are charged you will have to go to court. You will need to decide if you are going to plead guilty or not guilty. You can represent yourself at court but we strongly recommend that you get legal advice first.
If you are found guilty, a magistrate will decide what penalties to give you.
Driving and accidents
After a vehicle accident the way to get a vehicle repaired depends who was at fault and the kind of insurance cover each person has. If a driver has no insurance they may be sued for damages.
P-plate and learner drivers
Information about laws that affect people who have a learner permit or probationary licence but have never held a full drivers licence.
Cycling and skating
The road rules that apply to riding bicycles, skateboards, scooters and rollerblades.
Other support for traffic offences
Learn where to get legal help and other support for traffic offences.
Disclaimer: The material in this print-out relates to the law as it applies in the state of Victoria. It is intended as a general guide only. Readers should not act on the basis of any material in this print-out without getting legal advice about their own particular situations. Victoria Legal Aid disclaims any liability howsoever caused to any person in respect of any action taken in reliance on the contents of the publication.
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Reviewed 20 May 2022