Negligent Driving Occasioning Grievous Bodily Harm

Negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm (GBH) can result in a criminal conviction and loss of licence. However, our experienced traffic lawyers are here to help.

Will I get a criminal record? 

Avoiding a criminal conviction is unlikely due to the seriousness of this charge. However, if the level of negligence is low, then it is possible to not have a conviction recorded.

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    Will I go to jail for Negligent Drive Occasioning Grievous Bodily Harm?

    The maximum penalty is 9 months imprisonment. Therefore, it is possible to go to jail.

    However, most offenders will not go to jail. Instead, you could receive a conditional release order, a community corrections order or intensive corrections order.

    In addition, the court may impose a fine. The maximum fine is $2,200 for a first offence.

    The sentence imposed will depend on a number of factors, including:

    • The level of negligence
    • The seriousness of the injury
    • Your criminal history
    • Your traffic history
    • Completion of the Traffic Offenders Program
    • Your subjective circumstances

    If the driving is dangerous, instead of negligent, you could be charged with Dangerous Driving Occasioning Grievous Bodily Harm. This is a more serious charge. Therefore, the chance of jail is higher.

    Will I lose my licence for Negligent Driving Occasioning GBH?

    Yes, you will lose your licence if you are convicted. 

    The Automatic disqualification period is 3 years. The minimum period is 12 months.

    We can help 

    Our lawyers are experts in representing people charged with traffic offences.

    We will provide you with quality legal advice, and keep you informed every step of the way.

    Contact us today on 0421 700 497 for a free initial consultation.