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DRINK DRIVING LAWYERS GOLD COAST

HOW WE WILL HELP YOU 

Free First Consultation

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

Fixed Fee

We offer clients a fixed fee so they know up-front what it will cost them. A fixed fee gives you certainty. It means you are not being charged every time your lawyer works on your case.

 

No Judgment

We appreciate mistakes happen. Our lawyers will not judge you for being charged with drink driving. People from all walks of life are charged with drink driving.

Professional Advice

We will provide you with professional and expert advice about your drink driving charge. Our lawyers will explore any defences you may have. They will tell you what penalty and disqualification you may expect.  

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1800 LAW 000 (1800 529 000)

NEED YOUR LICENCE FOR WORK? 

Then you need our help to apply to the Court for a Work Licence. We have a 100% track record in applying to the Court for clients for work licences. Visit our Work Licence page by clicking the button below. 

Drink driving (DUI) is one of the most common traffic offences that causes people to go to Court. The charge is taken seriously by the Courts. In some situations, a person can be sentenced to a term of imprisonment. 

Being without a driver licence on the Gold Coast can be debilitating. If you were without a driver licence for a long period, have you asked yourself: –

 

1. How would you get to the shops?

2. How would you take your children to and from school or day care?

3. How would you transport your parents/children to medical appointments?

4. How would you take your children to weekend sporting activities or other activities?

If you are charged with drink driving, you need advice from a traffic lawyer.  Our lawyers regularly represent clients charged with drink driving and are here to help. An experienced traffic lawyer can help you to achieve the best outcome possible. 

CONTACT US FOR YOUR FREE CONSULTATION 

If you or someone you know has been charged with drink driving, call us today. We will give you some preliminary advice regarding the charge.

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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 Court can change the outcome.

If you represent yourself you risk:

1. Receiving a longer disqualification period.

2. Receiving a higher penalty.

4. Not mentioning something important to the Magistrate. 

5. Not getting a work licence.

6. Being sentenced to jail.

Potential benefits of having one of our experienced drink driving lawyers representing you: –

1. Receive advice on likely penalty and disqualification period.

2. A lawyer who can help you prepare for Court.

3. Avoid a long period of disqualification.

4. Avoid a higher penalty.

5. Succeed in obtaining your work licence.

6. An experienced advocate who can make submissions on your behalf.

7. Knowledge of the law and Courts.

WHAT ARE THE ALCOHOL LIMITS ON THE GOLD COAST?

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

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

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

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

What are the penalties and licence disqualification periods for a drink driving charge on the Gold Coast?

The penalty and driver licence disqualification period will depend on: –

1. What type of licence you held at the time of the offence.

2. The concentration of alcohol in your blood or breath.

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

4. The factual circumstances in which you were driving.

5. If you took part in an interview with police.

6. If you co-operated with the police.

7. If you plead guilty or if you go to trial and are found guilty by the Court.

 

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

Maximum penalty for first time offender- 14 penalty units ($1,929.90) or 3 months imprisonment.

Mandatory disqualification period for first time offender- 3 to 9 months from the date of conviction.

 

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

Maximum penalty for first time offender- 14 penalty units ($1,929.90) or 3 months imprisonment.

Mandatory disqualification period for first time offender-  1 to 9 months from the date of conviction.

 

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

Maximum penalty for first time offender-  20 penalty units ($2,757.00) or 6 months imprisonment.

Mandatory disqualification period for first time offender-  3 to 12 months from the date of conviction.

 

At or Over 0.15% BAC

Maximum penalty for first time offender- 28 penalty units ($3,859.80) or 9 months imprisonment.

Mandatory disqualification period for first time offender-  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 CHARGE?

Yes, in some circumstances you may have a defence. The most common defences are: –

1. Your breath, saliva or blood specimen was taken by police over three hours after you had driven, been in charge or attempted to put in motion the vehicle.

2. You were not driving the vehicle.

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

4. You were not in charge of a vehicle at the time of the offence.

WHAT IF I NEED MY DRIVER LICENCE FOR WORK?

See our work licence page by clicking the button below. 

LET OUR DRINK DRIVING LAWYERS HELP  YOU!

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