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DRINK DRIVING LAWYERS HOLLAND PARK

How We Can Help You

 

✓ Free First Consultation

We provide you a free consultation so you can get some preliminary advice about your drink driving charge.

 

✓ Fixed Fee

We will give you a fixed fee to give you peace of mind about what you will be charged. There are no hidden fees. This means you will not be charged for every phone call or email.

 

✓ No Judgment

We understand mistakes happen. People from all walks of life face drink driving charges. You may be embarrassed, but we will not judge you for it.

 

✓ Professional Advice

We will give you professional and expert advice about your drink driving charge. We will explore all your options, including work licence applications and defences open to you.

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NEED YOUR LICENCE TO KEEP YOUR JOB? 

If you need your driver licence for work you may be eligible to apply for a work licence. We have a 100% success rate in getting clients work licences.  Click the link below to learn more on how we will help you keep your job. 

Drink driving (DUI) is one of the most common traffic offences causing people to attend Court. The Courts take the charge seriously and in some situations can result in a period of imprisonment. 

Not being able to drive in Holland Park can be a Being without a driver licence on the Gold Coast can be debilitating.

If you are without a driver licence for a long period, have you considered how you would:

     1. get to the shops?

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

     3. transport your parents/children to medical appointments?

    4. take your children to weekend sport activities or other activities?

If you are charged with drink driving, you must get advice from a traffic lawyer.   An experienced traffic lawyer can help you achieve the best outcome possible. 

 

FREE CONSULTATION 

If you are charged with drink driving and your case is in the Holland Park Magistrates Court, call us today and we will help you. We will give you preliminary advice regarding your charge for free. We will give you advice about potential penalties and driver licence disqualifications. We can also tell you what you can do to help get the lowest penalty and licence disqualification.

PHONE 1800 529 000

DO YOU NEED A LAWYER? 

An experienced drink driving lawyer by your side in Court can change the outcome.

The potential benefits of an experienced drink driving lawyer representing you are: –

  1. Getting advice on likely penalty and disqualification period.
  2. Helping you prepare for Court.
  3. Avoiding a long driver licence disqualification.
  4. Avoiding a higher penalty.
  5. Succeeding in getting your work licence.
  6. Having an experienced advocate who can make submissions to the Magistrate for you.
  7. Knowledge about the law and Magistrates.

If you go to Court alone you could: –

  1. Get a longer disqualification period.
  2. Get a higher penalty.
  3. Miss mentioning something important to the Magistrate.
  4. End up in prison.
What are the alcohol limits in Holland Park?

NO ALCOHOL LIMIT- The concentration of alcohol in your blood or breath must not be over zero.

 

GENERAL ALCOHOL LIMIT- The concentration of alcohol in your blood or breath must not be 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 licence disqualification periods for a drink driving charge in Holland Park?

Penalties and disqualification periods for a drink driving charge will depend on: –

1. The type of licence you had at the time.

2. Your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) reading.

3. Your traffic history and any prior convictions for drink driving.

4. The facts for the charge.

5. If you participated in an interview with police.

6. If you co-operated with police.

7. If you plead guilty.

8. If you go to trial and are found guilty by the Magistrate.

 

Over the No Alcohol Limit (0.00% BAC), but not over 0.05% BAC if a certain type of driver

The maximum penalty for a first-time offender is 14 penalty units ($1,929.90) or 3 months imprisonment.

The mandatory disqualification period for a first-time offender is 3 to 9 months from the date of the conviction.

 

At or Over the General Alcohol Limit (0.05% BAC), but not at or over the Middle Alcohol Limit (0.10% BAC)

The maximum penalty for a first-time offender is 14 penalty units ($1,929.90) or 3 months imprisonment.

The mandatory disqualification period for a first-time offender is 1 to 9 months from the date of the conviction.

 

At or Over the Middle Alcohol Limit (0.10% BAC), but not at or over the High Range Alcohol Limit (0.15% BAC)

The maximum penalty for a first-time offender is 20 penalty units ($2,757.00) or 6 months imprisonment.

The mandatory disqualification period for a first-time offender is 3 to 12 months from the date of the conviction.

 

At or over the High Range Alcohol Limit (0.15% BAC)

The maximum penalty for a first-time offender is 28 penalty units ($3,859.80) or 9 months imprisonment.

The mandatory disqualification period for a first-time offender is 6 months from the date of the conviction.

 

PLEASE NOTE the maximum penalty and driver licence disqualification will vary depending on the individual’s circumstances.

 

Even if you are charged with drink driving are there any defences open to you?

In some situations you may have a defence to a drink driving charge. Common defences include: –

 

  1. Police took your breath, saliva or blood specimen more than three hours after you had driven, been in charge or attempted to put in motion the car.
  2. You were not driving the car.
  3. You did not attempt to put in motion the car.
  4. You were not in charge of the car at the time.
  5. There was an extraordinary emergency causing you to drive while intoxicated.

What if you would lose your job if you didn’t have a driver licence?

If you need your driver licence for work you may be eligible to apply for a work licence. We have a 100% success rate in getting clients work licences.  See our work licence page for more information by clicking the button below. 

 

LET OUR DRINK DRIVING LAWYERS HELP 

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