If you have been lucky enough to only be charged under road rule 20 for exceeding the speed limit by 45km per hour or more, then you should go and buy a lotto ticket because under road rule 20, a Magistrate cannot impose a gaol sentence. There are other charges open to police regarding this speed, including speed dangerous (dangerous driving) and reckless conduct endangering serious injury and these are the charges that are often laid alongside the speeding offence.
There is a mandatory minimum period of suspension of 12 months that must also be imposed for exceeding the speed limit by 45km per hours or more. This by no means is the maximum and it is often the case that anyone doing these types of speed will be taken off the road from anywhere from two – four years. Not only will you be subject to licence loss, but will also accrue eight demerit points, these will be tacked on at the end of the court imposed suspension.
Further to the above ramifications, this offence is a hoon offence. This means you can be subject to vehicle impoundment or the forfeiture of your vehicle.
If you have to face court in relation to this offence, you would be well advised to seek the advice of an experienced traffic lawyer, bad representation can have serious ramifications for your life and your hip pocket.