Drink Driving Defence Lawyer Cairns
Drink Driving (DUI) Is A Serious Legal Matter
If you're facing a drink driving (DUI) charge in Queensland, don't risk your losing your drivers licence and sacrificing your freedom.
We understand every situation is different and each case is unique. We'll take the time to listen to your circumstances and offer personalised legal advice to suit your individual needs.
We'll carefully explain the court process, discuss your rights & legal responsibilities and guide you through the legal process whilst fighting to get you the best possible result.
Contact Jason Grant now on (07) 5613 2687 to start preparing your legal defence.Contact Grant Lawyers
You Need An Experienced Traffic Lawyer
Drink driving (also referred to as a DUI), is one of the most serious traffic offences you can be charged with.
In Queensland, it is mandatory to disqualify the drivers licence of a person charged with drink driving. Your drivers licence will be disqualified no matter what the circumstances are or the negative impacts you'll experience from losing your licence.
Drink driving charges are serious and should not be taken lightly. For this reason, you need an expert traffic lawyer to provide legal advice and help you get the best possible outcome in your case.
Jason Grant has successfully represented many past clients in the Cairns Magistrates Court, Cairns District Court and provided advice directly to clients who have been detained at the Cairns Police station.
Drink Driving Penalties in QLD
If you're being charged with a Drink Driving offence, you will need to attend court.
How Penalties Are Determined
In Queensland, there are four alcohol limits that affect the penalty determination for drink driving offences.
- The no alcohol limit
- The general alcohol limit (0.05 to 0.09)
- The middle alcohol limit (0.10 to 0.149)
- The high alcohol limit (over 0.15).
The severity of your penalty will depend on:
- Your blood/breath alcohol concentration (BAC) at the time of the the offence.
- Your driving history.
- Whether or not you are a first time offender or have been previously convicted of a drink driving offence.
Drivers License Suspension (24 hours)
When charged with a DUI offence, your licence will be immediately suspended if:
- You've been charged with low range drink driving offence (over 0.0 BAC but under 0.10 BAC) while:
- an earlier drink driving charge is still pending or;
- you were the holder of a section 79E order and your replacement licence is subject to an X4 condition.
- You've been charged with a mid range or high range drink driving offence (0.10 BAC and over.)
- You've failed to comply with a breath test. This means you've not provided the police with a specimen of breath or blood upon request.
- You've been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence.
When Will An Immediate Licence Suspension End?
Depending on the circumstances, your immediate drivers licence suspension will end when the drink driving charge has either been:
- Heard in court.
Our Simple Process
Book your free case consultation
In your case consultation, we will go through the matters surrounding your case and discuss your best options and outcomes.
Gather all necessary evidence
Once you engage us as your legal representatives, we will inform you of the documentation and other evidence that we need to gather in order to build your legal defence.
We represent you in court
If your matter is serious, we'll engage a barrister to assist us in court. In any case, you can rest assured that the team at Grant Lawyers will do everything in their power to get the best possible outcome for you, after all, that is the only way we can maintain our reputation as the criminal law firm of choice.
Book A Consultation
If you've been accused or charged drink driving or another traffic offence in the Cairns region of Far North Queensland, contact Grant Lawyers immediately for legal advice.
Give us a call, or send us an email and we'll organise a time to discuss your criminal law matter.
Phone: (07) 5613 2687
Mobile: 0488 445 312