Drink Driving Lawyers Brisbane & Gold Coast
What are Drink Driving Offences?
In our experience, people charged with Drink Driving offences can make the mistake of representing themselves in Court. It usually doesn’t end well.
In Queensland, there are 4 alcohol limits:
- No alcohol limit (0.00% or above)
- General alcohol limit (0.05% or above)
- Middle alcohol limit (0.10% or above)
- High alcohol limit (0.15% or above)
Depending upon your charge, the relevant category, your history, supporting evidence will collectively determine your sentence.
Traffic & DUI Charges Brisbane & Gold Coast
In Queensland, these types of offences are governed largely by specific traffic-focused legislation
More specifically, these offences are governed by the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 (Qld) and the Regulations associated with this Act, particularly the Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 (Qld) and the Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Driver Licensing) Regulation 2010 (Qld).
If you are charged with disqualified driving, drink or drug driving, the impact can be considerable. Losing your licence can not only be a huge inconvenience, but your ability to work can also be compromised. Notwithstanding this, depending upon the severity of the charge, big fines and in certain circumstance, jail time can apply.
If you have been charged with one or more of these offences, we recommend getting legal advice quickly:
- Dangerous Operation of a Vehicle;
- Drink or Drug Driving (DUI)
- Operation of a Vehicle Leading to Murder or Manslaughter;
- Unlicensed Driving of a Vehicle;
- Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident;
- Making Unnecessary Noise or Smoke while Operating a Vehicle;
- Racing Motor Vehicles on the Road;
- Drinking and Taking Drugs While in Charge of a Vehicle.
Do Not Represent Yourself In Court
Even though it may be the case that penalties imposed by Queensland Courts are relatively consistent, not every Magistrate will handle these matters in the same way. In other words, what one Magistrate may impose on you in relation to the penalty may be vastly different from another.
For this reason alone, having experienced Brisbane DUI & Drink Driving lawyers acting on your behalf in these matters is crucial. We not only know the law back to front, but we also understand through years of experience, the idiosyncrasies of different Magistrates.
Getting advice early with DUI & Drink Driving Charges is imperative.
Can I Refuse A Random Breathalyzer® Test?
It is a serious offence in Queensland to refuse a breath test when asked by a police officer. The requirement to provide a breath test when requested is covered in section 80 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995. Your refusal may cause you to face penalties, license disqualification, or be charged with a fine of up to $4000.
What Can I Expect When Facing A DUI In Gold Coast & Brisbane?
If you are charged with a DUI in Gold Coast & Brisbane, the impact can be significant. The possibility of losing your licence is not only a huge inconvenience but your ability to work may also be affected. Depending on the severity of the charge, you may even face bigger fines or jail time.
If you are facing a DUI charge, we recommend getting legal advice immediately.
Brisbane Drinking Driving Lawyers For Work Licence
Worried you might lose your job if you lose your driver’s licence? Let our Brisbane Drinking Driving Lawyers secure your work licence. Our team at Hannay Lawyers can help you obtain your drink driving work licence so you can still drive throughout Queensland.
Contact Brisbane & Gold Coast DUI Lawyers today
If you have been charged with a traffic or criminal offence in Queensland, Hannay Lawyers is here to help. Hannay Lawyers is recognised as a multi-award winning criminal law practice with offices in Gold Coast and Brisbane CBD.
Get in touch with us for a FREE initial consultation.