6-8 William Street, Nambour, Sunshine Coast

Traffic Offenses

Car Accident Lawyers for Traffic Offences

Butler McDermott Sunshine Coast car accident lawyers have represented numerous
clients over the years on many different traffic offence charges.

Why use a traffic offence lawyer?

Some of the normal traffic offences are drink driving, drug driving, driving under the influence (DUI), failing to remain at the scene of an accident and the more serious charges of callous disregard and criminal traffic offences such as dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.

Traffic offences can have serious consequences of suspension or disqualification of your drivers licence, which may have a major impact on your ability to work or carry out your usual daily routine.

If you are charged with drink, drug, unlicenced, suspended or disqualified driving you will be dealt with under the Traffic Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995, commonly referred to as TORUM. 

The main aim of most clients involved with traffic offence is to ensure that they keep their driving licence and are able to use their car for work.

Our Sunshine Coast solicitors certainly pride ourselves on obtaining relevant detailed information as soon as possible and then advising our clients of their options and the likely outcome of their proceedings and advising them of the benefit of defending proceedings as well as the benefits of negotiating with the Prosecution wherever possible.

The aim of the process is to achieve the best outcome for the client whether that be a defended hearing or a plea of guilty.

Why Choose our Sunshine Coast Traffic Lawyers

Our motorbike and car accident lawyers have had extensive involvement in defending persons who have been wrongly charged, or who have ultimately been found not guilty of many traffic offences.

Where a person is guilty, our traffic offence lawyers have endeavoured to negotiate the best possible outcome for that person having regard to their circumstances and the facts of the matter.

Most traffic offences are dealt with by the Magistrates Court of Queensland and we regularly appear in the Sunshine Coast courthouses of Nambour, Maroochydore, Caloundra and Noosa, but can arrange appearances anywhere in Queensland.

The main aim of most clients involved with traffic offence is to ensure that they keep their driving licence and are able to use their car for work.

Meet Our Traffic Offence Team

If you require legal representation or legal advice regarding traffic offences,
contact our car accident lawyers to arrange an appointment with one of our traffic offences lawyers.

Simone Faunt


Peter Boyce


Peter has been practising as a Nambour Solicitor since 1977 and joined Butler McDermott Lawyers the same year.

With over 40 years practicing as a Sunshine Coast lawyer, Peter has extensive knowledge of various facets of law.

He has practised in all areas of litigation and has special interests in:

  • Criminal law
  • Civil and Commercial litigation
  • Retirement Village matters
  • Sports law
  • Resumption of land and compensation claims


Peter has specialised knowledge of and experience with resumption matters as a result of the Traveston Dam project, road corridors, Main Roads and water pipeline. He is renowned for his professional approach and is an experienced and determined advocate.

Brent King


Brent works as a litigation lawyer, providing litigation legal advice in relation to both civil and criminal law matters, including:
  • Defamation Claims
  • Contract and Debt Disputes
  • Building and Construction Disputes
  • Planning Matters
  • Criminal Law and Traffic Legal Matters
Having grown up on the Sunshine Coast and joining Butler McDermott after the completion of his studies, Brent appreciates the needs of our clients, and brings a particularly commercial approach to litigation. Brent is a member of the Queensland Law Society and the Sunshine Coast Law Association, and has litigated a wide variety of matters in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts.

Al Upton


After arriving at Butler McDermott Lawyers in 2016, Al quickly progressed to running our Wills and Estates section and has successfully litigated disputes in the Supreme and District Courts of Queensland in the early stages of his career.

In the years that followed Al has now moved to assist our clients with commercial and property matters having achieved positive outcomes in that area as well as general litigation. Al’s experience has him uniquely placed to provide quality advice in the areas of property, commercial, wills and estates and general litigation.

Al is involved in giving back to the community, sitting on the board for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation and Sundale Community Foundation. He otherwise became a director of Butler McDermott Lawyers in November 2021.