​ሕግንና ደንብን በተመለከተ እርዳታ ማግኘት ይፈልጋሉን? - Amharic | هل تحتاج لمساعدة قانونية؟ - Arabic | ܤܢܝܼܩܵܐ ܝ݇ܘ̤ܬ ܠܗܲܝܵܪܬܵܐ ܩܵܢܘܿܢܵܝܬܵܐ؟ - Assyrian | Need Legal Help? - Auslan | Treba li vam pravna pomoc? - Bosnian | Burmese â Need Legal Help? | 需要法律帮助吗? - Chinese Simplified | 需要法律幫助嗎? - Chinese Traditional | Trebate li pravnu pomoć? - Croatian | ضرورت به کمک قانونی دارید؟ - Dari | Wïc Kuɔɔny në Wɛ̈t Löŋ? - Dinka | آیا به کمک حقوقی نیاز دارید؟ - Farsi | Gadreva na Veivuke Vakalawa? - Fijian | Kailangan ninyo ba ng tulong na panglegal? - Filipino | Besoin d’aide juridique ? - French | Χρειάζεστε βοήθεια σε νομικά ζητήματα - Greek | क्या आपको कानूनी सलाह चाहिए? - Hindi | Butuhkan Bantuan dalam Masalah Hukum? - Indonesian | Hai bisogno di assistenza legale? - Italian | ត្រូវការជំនួយលើបញ្ហាផ្លូវច្បាប់ឬទេ? - Khmer | 법적인 도움이 필요하십니까? - Korean | Ви треба ли помош со правни работи? - Macedonian | कानूनी सहयोग चाहिएको छ? - Nepalese | Necessita de ajuda com questões jurídicas? - Portuguese | Вам нужна юридическая помощь? - Russian | E Manaomia Fesoasoani i Mea Tau Tulafono? - Samoan | а ли вам треба помоћ у правним питањима? - Serbian | Ma u baahan tahay Caawimmad xagga sharciga ah?- Somali | ¿Necesita ayuda con cuestiones jurídicas? - Spanish | சட்ட உதவி தேவையா? - Tamil | ท่านต้องการความช่วยเหลือทางด้านกฎหมายไหม? - Thai | Fiema’u ha tokoni Fakalao? - Tongan | Yasal Danışmaya İhtiyacınız mı var? - Turkish | Cần Được Giúp Đỡ Về Luật Pháp? - Vietnamese |

Driving and criminal records

When a person is found guilty of an offence in court and convicted, where the conviction is recorded depends on the seriousness the offence. 

    ​Driving (traffic) recor​d

    Your driving record is a list of all traffic offences that you have committed in New South Wales. This includes records of any fines that you have paid, except parking offences, and any traffic offences that you chose to dispute in court where you were found guilty and convicted.

    Your driving record will also include 'section 10 dismissals', where the court finds you guilty but records no conviction.

    Your driving record will state the:

    • date of any offences
    • name of the offences
    • amount of the fine or other penalty you received
    • demerit points you were given for the offence, and 
    • where Revenue NSW has cautioned an offence.

    If you go to court because you received a Court Attendance Notice (CAN) or elected (chose) to take a penalty notice to court, and the magistrate finds you guilty, your driving record may influence the sentence you are given.

    If you want to get a copy of your driving record, you can request one from Service NSW.

    Criminal record

    Your criminal record includes a list of all serious traffic offences and other offences that you have been found guilty and convicted of in court.

    Serious traffic offences include:

    • drink driving convictions
    • dangerous or negligent driving convictions where someone is hurt
    • convictions for driving whilst disqualified.

    If you go to court because you received a CAN or elected to take a Penalty Notice to court, and the magistrate finds you guilty, your criminal and driving record may influence the sentence you are given.

    If you want to get a copy of your criminal record, go to the 'Criminal Records Section' of the NSW Police Force website.

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