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.

 
DUI - ALCOHOL

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.
 
DUI - DRUGS

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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