Hoon Driving offences in Victoria carry very serious penalties which can include fines, loss of licence, car impoundment/forfeiture and even jail.
Most hoon driving offences typically involve speeding more than 45kmh over the limit, speeding in excess of 145kmh, loss of traction or causing excessive noise or smoke (burnouts).
Many people feel that the worst thing about hoon driving charges is that they could lose their job if they are unable to drive to work or that they may have their car permanently impounded by police. This is absolutely true.
For those caught hoon driving, many will find that their licence was immediately suspended by police. This suspension will remain in place until your case is finalised at Court. This means that you cannot drive. There are no exceptions and no special licences that you can get to drive during this time. They don’t exist. If you drive during this period of suspension and are caught, you can be charged with another criminal offence ‘driving whilst suspended’. These charges can carry maximum penalties of large fines, further licence suspension and even jail.
Many hoon drivers will also have had their car impounded for up to 30 days. Importantly, the police can impound the vehicle even if the offender is not the owner of the vehicle. For those caught a second time, the Court can impound your vehicle for up to 3 months and for a third offence, police can apply to confiscate your car permanently.
Get in contact with us so that we can explain the hoon driving provisions and see if have a defence to the charge. If you don’t have a defence, we will explain the likely penalties to you including what will happen to your licence and your car. If you choose us to represent you at Court, we may be able to save your licence.
Call us on 0468 364 121 for some free advice