So this mate of mine got busted doing a wheelie and has been charged under the hoon laws. No, it's not me, and if you do know who it is, keep yer trap shut, 'coz he's obviously asked me to make this post instead of doing it himself for a reason. He will go to court shortly to defend three charges: 1. Loss of traction 2. Improper control 3. Careless driving We can debate all day about how: 1. You need traction to pull a wheelie, not a burnout 2. It takes a lot of "proper control" and "careful driving" to do a decent wheelie - although the wheelie in question, as I understand, was a crap one, so perhaps there's a valid point here. But really what he's interested in finding out is: what range of punishment can he expect for his crimes against beigeness? Does anyone know what a judge is legally obliged to hand out as a minimum fine/suspension? likewise, what's the worst that might happen? He has already had his bike confiscated and returned under the hilariously titled "hoon" legislation, and has learned his lesson and is really sorry. Anyone know how long he should be planning to be walking/cycling for?