Offence to Obstruct Person Operating Road Safety Camera or Speed Detector

The offence to obstruct etc person operating road safety camera or speed detector is the sort of charge regularly heard in the Magistrates’ Court.

This charge is generally laid in situations where a person obstructs, hinders, threatens, abuses or intimidates a person who is operating a road safety camera or a speed detector.

In essence to prove this charge the Police must show that the accused obstructed, hindered, threatened, abused or intimidated a person who was operating a road safety camera or a speed detector at the time.

A defence to this charge could be a factual dispute.

Courts may impose a fine of 60 penalty units as the maximum penalty for this charge.

You should ring us and discuss your case if you have been charged.

Deciding on whether to plead guilty or not has huge consequences for you and should be made after proper discussion with a criminal lawyer.

This legislation comes from section 73A of the Road Safety Act 1986.

Possible Defences

  • Factual Dispute and Concept of Beyond Reasonable Doubt
  • Charges are Statute Barred

Penalties

  • Deferral of Sentencing
  • Diversion
  • Without Conviction Order
  • Adjournment of the Charges on Undertaking (Good Behaviour Bond)
  • Fine
  • Community Corrections Order

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