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Drink driving (DUI) in Beenleigh is one of the most common traffic offences causing people go to the Beenleigh Magistrates Court. People from all walks of life are charged with drink driving in Beenleigh. The Beenleigh Magistrates Court treats drink driving seriously, and this is reflected in the penalties. In some situations, a drink driving charge can cause a person to be sent to prison. In some circumstances, the law says the Court must send a person to jail.

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If you have been charged with a drink driving offence in Beenleigh, you can apply to the Court for a Work Licence. A Work Licence will allow you to drive to and from work and for work related purposes. To find out more, click the button below.

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WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU ARE CHARGED WITH A DRINK DRIVING OFFENCE IN BEENLEIGH?

 

If you are charged with a drink driving offence in Beenleigh, you need a Beenleigh drink driving lawyer. Friends or family may tell you a lawyer will not make any difference, but they are wrong. Being without a driver licence in Beenleigh for a long time is difficult. You need your car to get around. If you are convicted of a drink driving offence, the Court will disqualify you from holding a driver licence for some time. The Beenleigh Magistrate hearing your case gets to decide on the penalty and disqualification they give you. There is no set penalty or disqualification period the Magistrate must impose. You need someone in your corner arguing for you to achieve you the best result.

HOW CAN OUR BEENLEIGH DRINK DRIVING LAWYERS HELP YOU?

 

  1. We will liaise with the Beenleigh Police Prosecutions on your behalf to get all the relevant material for your charge.

 

  1. We will give you expert advice regarding your charge, including the likely penalty and disqualification period.

 

  1. We will give you a fixed, all-inclusive fee to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court for you.

 

  1. You will get a seasoned drink driving lawyer representing you. The Beenleigh drink driving lawyer standing by your side in Court and speaking for you is an experienced advocate. They are confident, and know what to say in Court to achieve you the best outcome.

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP REDUCE YOUR PENALTY AND DRIVER LICENCE DISQUALIFICATION?

 

When facing a drink driving charge in Beenleigh, there are a couple of things you should consider doing:

 

  1. Getting character references from persons who know you well and can speak of your good general character. CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT CHARACTER REFERENCES.  

 

  1. Completing a Traffic Offender Program. Completing a traffic offender program demonstrates to the court you are taking the charge seriously. The completion of the program also demonstrates rehabilitation, which is very important to the Court. There are a few options for traffic offender programs, and these are:

 

  1. The Queensland Traffic Offender’s Program (QTOP).  
  2. Road Sense Australia’s Traffic Offender Program. 
  3. SAVE – Traffic Offender Intervention Program. 

 

 

WHAT ARE THE ALCOHOL LIMITS IN BEENLEIGH?

No Alcohol Limit- The concentration of alcohol in your blood or breath is over zero.

General Alcohol Limit- The concentration of alcohol in your blood or breath is equal to or over 0.05.

Middle Alcohol Limit- The concentration of alcohol in your blood or breath is equal to, or over 0.10.

High Alcohol Limit- The concentration of alcohol in your blood or breath is equal to, or over 0.15.

 

 

WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES AND DISQUALIFICATION PERIODS FOR A DRINK DRIVING CHARGE IN BEENLEIGH?

 

The penalty for a drink driving (DUI) charge will depend on various things, including:

 

♦ the circumstances of your driving.

♦ your antecedents (your age, your family life, any work history etc.).

♦ if you have any criminal history or traffic history.

♦ the type of driver licence you held at the time of the offence (if any).

♦ If you have been convicted of drink driving in the past.

♦ If you co-operated with the police.

♦ your Blood Alcohol Concentration level (BAC).

♦ If you plead guilty or go to trial and are found guilty.

 

Over 0.00% BAC, but not over 0.05% BAC if certain type of driver

For a first-time offender:

  • the maximum penalty is 14 penalty units ($1,929.90) or 3 months imprisonment.
  • the mandatory driver licence disqualification is 3 to 9 months from the date of conviction.

 

At or Over 0.05% BAC, but not over 0.10% BAC

For a first-time offender:

  • the maximum penalty is 14 penalty units ($1,929.90) or 3 months imprisonment.
  • the mandatory driver licence disqualification is 1 to 9 months from the date of conviction.

 

At or Over 0.10% BAC, but not over 0.15% BAC

For a first-time offender:

  • the maximum penalty is  20 penalty units ($2,757.00) or 6 months imprisonment.
  • the mandatory driver licence disqualification is 3 to 12 months from the date of conviction.

 

At or Over 0.15% BAC

For a first-time offender:

  • the maximum penalty is  28 penalty units ($3,859.80) or 9 months imprisonment.
  • the mandatory driver licence disqualification is 6 months from the date of conviction.

 

PLEASE NOTE in certain circumstances the maximum penalties and disqualification periods will increase.

 

ARE THERE ANY DEFENCES?

 

  1. The breath, saliva or blood specimen police took from you was taken more than three hours after you had driven the vehicle, been in charge of the vehicle or attempted to put in motion the vehicle.

 

  1. You were not driving the vehicle.

 

  1. You did not attempt to put the vehicle in motion.

 

  1. You were not in charge of the vehicle.

 

WHERE IS THE BEENLEIGH MAGISTRATES COURT?

The Beenleigh Magistrates Court is located at Kent Street, Beenleigh QLD 4207.

 

WHAT IS THE PHONE NUMBER FOR THE BEENLEIGH MAGISTRATES COURT?

(07) 3081 2100.

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