Drink driving, DUI Law and Drug Driving
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Drink Driving, DUI Law and Drug Driving
Anyone charged with a drink driving, DUI, drunk driving or drug driving offence in Queensland will be disqualified from holding a driving licence for a period of time for a minimum period of 1 month. There is no tolerance under Queensland laws for anyone caught driving with a blood alcohol concentration above the required minimum level. The minimum disqualification for a first offender open licence holder is 1 month.
If convicted of a minor offence for drinking and driving, being a reading of between 0.05 and 0.1 or a relevant drug, penalties will include disqualification periods from 1 to 9 months, depending on the type of licence you hold. If caught drink driving with a blood alcohol concentration between 0.1 and 0.15, penalties will include a minimum 3 month disqualification and up to 9 months, together with a fine from around $200 up to around $2,000. Driving under the influence of alcohol offences which generally relate to readings of over 0.15% or failing to provide a breath or blood specimen will attract penalties from around $1,000 up to $3,000 and a licence disqualification of a minimum of 6 months.
Those periods increase dramatically depending on the blood alcohol concentration of the driver and whether it is a second or further offence, the person’s traffic history and the circumstances of the offence itself. The disqualification takes effect from the date you are in court, so it makes sense to have it dealt with and finalised as soon as possible. Our skilled lawyers and solicitors will ensure that the disqualification you receive is the minimum that can be achieved given your set of circumstances.
We can provide a guide and information on what kind of disqualification and fine you can expect for drink driving penalties or if you are at risk of a more serious punishment. Other punishments can include probation, ordered to undertake programs such as the ‘Under the Limit Program’ or even a term of imprisonment. If there are 3 or more drunk driving offences above .15% in a 5 year period, then a period of imprisonment will be part of the sentence handed down.
We charge a fixed fee for drink driving, DUI and drug driving matters
Don’t be surprised in going to court by yourself and not knowing what is going to happen. We charge a fixed fee for drink driving, DUI and drug driving matters so call us to discuss your court appearance. If you want to know more about drink driving laws, drug driving or DUI offences, contact Robert Aitken or one of his experienced team of lawyers and solicitors for expertise, solutions and results.
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