Traffic Offences

When dealing with the charge of a Traffic Offence it can be a confusing and scary time.

A lot of questions can be raised in relation to

  • Fines
  • Penalties
  • Losing your licence
  • Suspension of your Licence
  • Your ability to be allowed to drive in the future. 

Let us help you in deciphering those confusions & questions by guiding you through the processes of dealing with Traffic Offences.


If you are pulled over by police and breathalysed and return a reading above the legal limit, or if you refuse to provide a breath sample, you will be charged with either the offence of driving with a blood alcohol concentration or driving under the influence of alcohol, depending on your reading.

There are different penalties depending on whether your BAC is considered

  • Low Range
    • A BAC of 0.05 - 0.1
  • Mid Range
    • A BAC of 0.1 - 0.15
  • High Range
    • A BAC over 0.15 or failing to provide a breath or blood specimen.

The outcome of these Traffic Offence penalties increases dramatically depending on

  • The blood alcohol concentration of the driver
  • Whether it is a second or further offence,
  • The driver's traffic history
  • The circumstances of the offence itself.

It is important to know that “Drug Driving” does not only mean driving with illegal drugs in your system. It can also include prescription drugs or even over-the-counter drugs from a chemist.

In Queensland, there are two offences for "Drug Driving" and these are

  • Driving with a relevant drug present in your system
  • Driving under the influence of a drug.

If you are needing legal representation regarding either or both of these traffic offences, contact us today for specialised council.

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