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DRUG DRIVING QLD 

If you have been charged with a Drug Driving offence (Driving while a relevant drug is present in blood or saliva or Driving while under the influence of drugs) you need to speak to one of our Drug Driving Lawyers today. Our Drug Driving Lawyers are experienced advocates who frequently appear in the Magistrates Court for clients.

Our Drug Driving Lawyers are here to help you by aiming to achieve the lowest penalty and shortest disqualification period possible.

Driving while under the influence of drugs

Like drink driving, it is an offence in Queensland to drive, attempt to put in motion or be in charge of a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs. If you are found guilty of driving under the influence of a drug the maximum penalty is 28 penalty units ($3,413.20) or 9 months imprisonment.

PLEASE NOTE the maximum penalty increases in certain circumstances.

Disqualification period: The Court will disqualify you from holding or obtaining a Queensland driver licence for a period of up to 6 months. PLEASE NOTE this disqualification period increases if you have been convicted of certain offences within a period of 5 years of the present offence.

Driving while a relevant drug is present in blood or saliva

 

It is also an offence in Queensland if you drive attempt to put in motion or be in charge of a motor vehicle while a “relevant drug” is present in your blood or saliva. The relevant drugs are: –

(1) 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) (a.k.a batmans, ecstasy, ekkies, E, pills, roundies, smilies);

(2) Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (a.k.a cannabis, dope, ganja, grass, hashish, hash, marijuana, M.J, mary jane, pot, puff, reefer, sinsemilla, skunk, spliff, weed);

(3) Methylamphetamine (a.k.a ICE, crystal meth, glass, GO, quartz).

If you are found guilty of driving while any of the above drugs are present in your blood or salvia, the maximum penalty is 14 penalty units ($1,706.60) or 3 months imprisonment.

PLEASE NOTE the maximum penalty increases in certain circumstances.

Disqualification period: The Court will disqualify you from driving for a period of between 1 and 9 months. PLEASE NOTE this disqualification period increases if you have been convicted of certain offences within a period of 5 years of the present offence.

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