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BEENLEIGH DRINK DRIVING LAWYERS

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU

 

✓ Free Consultation

Speak to one of our drink driving lawyers for free. We will not charge you for your first consultation. Call us now for your no obligation free consultation.

✓ Fixed & Affordable Fee

 We give you a fixed fee so you know up-front what it is going to cost you. This gives you peace of mind so you have no hidden fees. This means we will not charge you each time your lawyer works on your case.

✓ No Judgment

Mistakes happen. Our lawyers do not judge you for being charged with drink driving. People from all walks of life face drink driving charges.

✓ Expert Advice

We will give you professional and expert advice about your drink driving charge. Our lawyers will explore all defences you may have. They will tell you the penalty and disqualification period you may expect.

 

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DO YOU NEED YOUR DRIVER LICENCE FOR WORK? 

If you could not do your job without a driver licence, then you need us to help you apply for a Work Licence. Our lawyers have successfully obtained work licences for every client who has applied for one.  For more information, visit our Work Licence page by clicking the button below.

Drink driving is a common traffic offence causing people to go to Court. The Courts treat Drink Driving charges seriously. In some situation, a drink driving charge can cause a person to be sentenced to imprisonment. 

Being without a driver licence in Beenleigh can be problematic. If you lose your driver licence for a long period, have you asked yourself: 

  1. How would you get to the supermarket?
  2. How would you get your children to and from school or day care?
  3. How would you get your parents/children to medical appointments?
  4. How would you get your children to weekend sporting activities or other activities?

If you are facing a charge of drink driving, you need expert advice from a traffic lawyer. Our drink driving lawyers frequently represent clients charged with drink driving. We are here to help you.  A traffic lawyer can help you achieve the best outcome. 

CALL US FOR YOUR FREE CONSULTATION

If you have been charged with drink driving and want to discuss it with a lawyer, then call us today. Our lawyers will be able to give you some initial advice regarding your case.

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I KNOW I AM GUILTY OF DRINK DRIVING WHY DO I NEED A LAWYER? 

Having an experienced drink driving lawyer by your side in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court can change the outcome.

 If you act for yourself, you risk:

 

  1. Getting a longer disqualification period.
  2. Getting a higher penalty.
  3. Forgetting to mention something important to the Magistrate.
  4. Not getting a work licence.
  5. Being sentenced to prison.

Potential Benefits of our experienced drink driving lawyers acting for you: 

  1. Getting advice on likely penalty and disqualification period.
  2. A lawyer helping you prepare for Court.
  3. Avoid a long periods of driver licence disqualification.
  4. Avoid a higher penalty.
  5. Getting your work licence.
  6. A legal advocate who will make submissions to the Magistrate for you.
  7. A lawyer who knows the law and the Courts.

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 on the corner of Kent and James Streets, Beenleigh, Queensland 4207.

 

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