Outstanding fines (infringements) form the second largest percentage of our practise. We may be able to provide some casework, or else give advice only on how to proceed.
For clients at risk of homelessness, experiencing a diagnosed mental illness or drug/alcohol addiction, there are particular laws about infringements. So, it is worth seeking legal advice. There is a list at the Melbourne Magistrates Court that hears these matters, and either our drug outreach lawyer or sometimes volunteer lawyers sometimes are able to represent clients.
Fines should be taken seriously and we encourage clients to bring outstanding fines to us as early as possible.