DRINK DRIVING LAWYERS CABOOLTURE

EXPERT DRINK DRIVING LAWYERS CABOOLTURE 

Drink driving (DUI) in Caboolture is a common traffic offence, causing people to go to the Caboolture Magistrates Court. Persons from all walks of life can find themselves charged with drink driving. A conviction for a drink driving offence will cause you to lose your driver licence. It can also lead to heavy fines and, in some situations, a prison sentence.

If you don’t have a driver licence in Caboolture this will make your life difficult. If you lost your licence for a long time, have you asked:

  1. How would you get to and from the supermarket?
  2. How would you get the kids to and from school or daycare?
  3. How would you get Mum and Dad or the kids to the doctor?
  4. How would you get the kids to their sporting activities or their friends’ houses to play?

 

If you are charged with drink driving in Caboolture, you need expert legal advice from a traffic lawyer. Our drink driving lawyers represent many clients charged with drink driving. We are here to help you. A Caboolture drink driving lawyer can help you achieve the best outcome.

CONTACT US TODAY FOR A FREE CONFIDENTIAL CHAT  1800 529 000 OR FILL OUT THE FORM .

 

We’re Ready To Help You And Fight For Your Case Now!

DO YOU NEED YOUR DRIVER LICENCE FOR WORK?

If you can’t do your job without a driver licence or you can’t get to work, then you need us to help you apply for a Work Licence. Our traffic lawyers have obtained work licences for many clients. They have a 100% success rate. For more information, visit our Work Licence page by clicking the button below.

HOW WE HELP PEOPLE JUST LIKE  YOU

 

✓ Free Advice

Call our office and speak to a drink driving lawyer for free. We do not charge for the first consultation. We will provide you with some preliminary advice for free.

 

✓ Fixed Fee

Our fees for drink driving charges are fixed. This means clients know straight away from the start what they will be charged. There are no hidden fees. As a client-orientated law firm, we put our clients first by giving them a fixed fee.

 

✓ No Judgment

We appreciate you may have made a mistake. We are here to help put the drink driving charge behind you without judgment.

 

 ✓ Expert Representation

Our drink driving lawyers have the expertise to help you. They will give you expert advice regarding your situation. They will see if you have any defences available. They will tell you the penalty you may expect.

 

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

 

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

  • Getting character references from persons who know you well and can speak of your good general character. CLICK HERE for more information about writing a character reference, and an example.
  • Complete a Traffic Offender Program. Completing a traffic offender program demonstrates to the Court you are taking the charge seriously. Completing the program also demonstrates rehabilitation, which is crucial 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. 

 

SHOULD I GET A LAWYER FOR MY DRINK DRIVING CHARGE?

A driver licence in Caboolture is imperative. The loss of a driver licence can have significant consequences for your work and everyday living. Engaging a lawyer to represent you can ensure you achieve the best outcome for your situation.

Our lawyers are experienced advocates who regularly appear in Court to argue for clients. They know how to craft submissions to the Court that are highly persuasive and articulate your situation and the importance of your driver licence to you. Do not risk your ability to drive by going to Court alone. Engage an experienced traffic lawyer to help you.

Contact Us today for a free, no-obligation chat with one of our traffic lawyers.

 

TRAFFIC APPLICATIONS AND OFFENCES WE CAN HELP YOU WITH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT ARE THE ALCOHOL LIMITS IN CABOOLTURE?

 

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 CABOOLTURE?

The penalty for drink driving (DUI) in Caboolture depends on various things, including:

 

♦ the circumstances of your driving.

♦ your age, your family life, your work history.

♦ if you have any criminal history or traffic history.

 

♦ the type of driver licence you held at the time.

♦ If you have a history of drink driving.

♦ If you co-operated with the police.

♦ your Blood Alcohol Concentration level (BAC).

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

 

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

 

For a first-time offender:

  • the maximum penalty is 14 penalty units ($1,929.90) or three months imprisonment.
  • the mandatory driver licence disqualification is three to nine 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 ($2,167.20) or three months imprisonment.
  • the mandatory driver licence disqualification is one to nine 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 ($3,096.00) or six months imprisonment.
  • the mandatory driver licence disqualification is three 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 ($4,334.40) or nine months imprisonment.
  • the mandatory driver licence disqualification is six months from the date of conviction.

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

 

ARE THERE ANY DEFENCES TO A DRINK DRIVING OFFENCE?

 

  1. The police took your breath, saliva or blood more than three hours after you had driven the vehicle, been in charge of the vehicle or attempted to put it in motion.
  2. You were not driving the vehicle.
  3. You did not attempt to put the vehicle in motion.
  4. You were not in charge of the vehicle.

 

 WHERE IS THE CABOOLTURE MAGISTRATES COURT? 

The Caboolture Magistrates Court at 30 King Street, Caboolture, Queensland 4510.

CALL 1800 529 000 BECAUSE YOU NEED YOUR LICENCE