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BRISBANE DRUG DRIVING LAWYERS

HOW  OUR BRISBANE DRUG DRIVING LAWYERS WILL HELP YOU 

 

  Free Consultation

Discuss your drug driving charge with one of our Brisbane drug driving lawyers free of charge.

 

 Fixed and Affordable Fee

As a client focused Brisbane law firm, we offer our clients a fixed and affordable fee. This means you will get one fee for us to represent you in relation to your drug driving charge. You will not be charged for each phone call, email or meeting you have with your lawyer. There are no hidden fees.

 

 Expert & Professional Advice

You will get expert advice from our drug driving lawyers. They will give you tips on what you can do to lower your penalty and disqualification.

 

 Experienced Advocate Representing You in Court

The drug driving lawyer standing up in Court and speaking on your behalf is a senior lawyer and an experienced advocate.

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 If you are charged with drug driving, call our Brisbane drug driving lawyers for a free consultation. They can give you advice regarding your situation and how you can achieve the ultimate result.

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DO YOU NEED A BRISBANE DRUG DRIVING

LAWYER TO REPRESENT YOU? 

When you represent yourself in the Brisbane Magistrates Court you risk: 

♦ Getting a higher penalty.

♦ Getting a longer driver licence disqualification.

♦ Not mentioning something important to the Magistrate.

♦ Not getting your work licence.

♦ Being sent to prison.

Potential benefits of a Brisbane drug driving lawyer representing you:

♦ Avoiding long driver licence disqualifications.

♦ Avoiding higher penalties.

♦ Getting your work licence.

♦ Getting professional advice.

♦ Having an experienced advocate standing up in Court arguing for you.

DRUG DRIVING 

In Brisbane, there are two main types of drug related driving offences and depending on the charge this will determine the penalty and disqualification. These are:

  1. Driving while under the influence of drugs; and
  2. Driving while a relevant drug is present in blood or saliva.

Driving while under the influence of drugs in Brisbane 

In Brisbane, if you do any of the following while under the influence of drugs you will commit an offence:

  • drive a vehicle.
  • attempt to put in motion a vehicle.
  • being in charge of a vehicle.

 

Driving in Brisbane while a relevant drug is present in blood or saliva 

 

Brisbane has a zero tolerance for persons driving with a relevant drug present in their blood or saliva. If you have any trace of a relevant drug in your blood or saliva you can be penalised.

What is the offence?

In Brisbane, if you do any of the following while a “relevant drug” is present in your blood or saliva you are committing an offence:

  • drive a vehicle; or
  • attempt to put in motion a vehicle; or
  • being in charge of a vehicle.

 

What happens if you test positive for drugs while driving in Brisbane?

If you test positive, your driver licence will be suspended immediately for  24 hours.

 

What happens if police subsequently charge you with drug driving?

If you have no other drug driving charges pending, your driver licence will remain valid until your charge is finalised in the Brisbane Magistrates Court.

If you have other drug driving charges pending, then your driver licence will be suspended immediately until your charge is dealt with by a court, or withdrawn or otherwise discontinued.

 

What is a relevant drug for the offence of driving while a relevant drug is present in blood or saliva in Brisbane?

Each of the following are a “relevant drug” in Brisbane:

  • 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) (most commonly known as ecstasy); or

 

  • Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol(most commonly known as cannabis or marijuana; or

 

  • Methylamphetamine(most commonly known as ICE).

 

What are the penalties for drug driving charges in Brisbane? 

The penalties for drug driving charges in Brisbane will depend on things including:

♦ circumstances of your driving.

♦ your age, background, employment history etc.

♦ your traffic history.

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

♦ if you have been convicted of drink driving or drug driving in the past.

 

Driving while under the influence of drugs in Brisbane

If you are found guilty of this offence you are looking at a fine up to $3,736.60 or 9 months imprisonment.

 

Driving while a relevant drug is present in blood or saliva in Brisbane

If you are found guilty of this offence you are looking at a fine up to $1,868.30 or 3 months imprisonment.

 

What are the driver licence disqualifications for drug driving charges in Brisbane?

BE AWARE your disqualification period will be greater if you have been convicted of specific offences in the 5 years before the current offence.

 

Driving while a relevant drug is present in blood or saliva in Brisbane

You are looking at a driver licence disqualification of between 1 and 9 months.

 

Driving while under the influence of drugs in Brisbane

You are looking at a driver licence disqualification of up to 6 months.

 

How do police prove you were driving in Brisbane while a relevant drug is present in your saliva?

Police will get a saliva sample from you and use an analysing instrument. If a positive test is returned, another part of the saliva sample will be tested by a laboratory who will confirm if the drug/s are present.

 

What happens if you don’t provide a saliva sample to police?

If you do any of the following:

(a) fail to provide the specimen; or

(b) fail to provide the specimen in the manner directed by the police officer who makes the requirement.

 

You will be liable to a penalty of up to $5,337.14 or 6 months imprisonment. In addition to this penalty:

 

  • You are treated as having committed an offence of driving under the influence of a drug; and
  • You are liable to the same punishment and driver licence disqualification as if you had committed the offence of driving under the influence of a drug.

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