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CABOOLTURE DRINK DRIVING LAWYERS

HOW WE CAN HELP 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 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 any 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.

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A drink driver in Caboolture

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. 

Persons from all walks of life can find themselves charged with drink driving. Drink driving is a common traffic offence causing people to go to court. 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 do not 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 day care?
  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 to their friends’ house 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. 

 FREE ADVICE

If you are charged with drink driving and want to talk to a lawyer, call us today. Our drink driving lawyers will give you some initial advice regarding your case.

PHONE 1800 529 000

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

 

With an experienced drink driving lawyer by your side in the Caboolture Magistrates Court it can change the outcome.

If you represent yourself, you risk:

  1. Getting a long disqualification period.
  2. Getting a bigger penalty.
  3. Forgetting to say something important to the Magistrate.
  4. Not getting your work licence.
  5. Being sent to prison.

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

 

  1. Getting advice from a lawyer who can tell you your options.
  2. Getting advice on likely penalty and disqualification period before you decide what to do.
  3. Help in preparing you for Court.
  4. Avoiding long periods of driver licence disqualification.
  5. Avoiding high penalties.
  6. Getting your work licence.
  7. A lawyer who will do the talking for you confidently and persuasively in Court.
  8. A lawyer who knows how the Courts work.

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, 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 TO A DRINK DRIVING OFFENCE? 

 

  1. The police too 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 is located at 30 King Street, Caboolture, Queensland 4510.

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