Drink Driving

It is an offence in Australia for a person to drive a vehicle over the prescribed limit of 0.05 if a person is holding a full licence, whilst the legal limit is 0.00 for holders of learners’ and probationary licences. Drink driving is an offence which is treated seriously in Australia and the penalties can range from the suspension of your licence to jail if you’re found operating a vehicle while over the limit. Needless to say, the consequences of having either your licence suspended or imprisonment can have a drastic effect on your job, family and yourself personally.

Additionally, it is also an offence for a person to be operating a vehicle while having drugs in their system and the police can request a breath or blood test if the police believe you are driving under the influence of drugs. If illicit substances are found in your system, it can potentially result in a conviction that may have a serious impact on your personal and professional life. Therefore, if you are in trouble and need legal assistance because of drink or drug driving, you can use the FindLaw Directory to get in touch with a lawyer anywhere in Australia who will be able to help with your matter.

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Australian Bureau of Statistics: Recorded Crime - Offenders, 2010-11

Date: 09 Feb 2012, Filed under: Court Appearances, Resisting Arrest, Anti-Social Laws, Indecent and Sexual Assault, Murder, Sexual Offences, Drug Offences, Weapons, Assault & Battery, Robbery & Theft, Drink Driving, Speeding, Drug Driving, Traffic Matters

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have released their report Recorded Crime - Offenders, 2010-11 outlining the nature of criminal offences in ...

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Elements of Culpable Driving Causing Death

Date: 23 Nov 2018, Filed under: Drink Driving, Speeding, Drug Driving, Criminal Law

Culpable Driving Causing Death is a very serious offence punishable by up to 20 years’ imprisonment. The offence is heard in the County Court or the Supreme...

Driving While Exceeding the Prescribed Concentration of Alcohol (section 49.1.b)

Date: 20 Nov 2018, Filed under: Drink Driving, Drink Driving, Criminal Law

This charge is made against a person who is found driving a motor vehicle while having too much alcohol in their system. Alcohol affects people differently...

Aggravated Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death

Date: 24 Jan 2017, Filed under: Drink Driving, Criminal Law

If you have been convicted of a high range drink driving or aggravated dangerous driving occasioning death offence, then you must contact one of our criminal...


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