Clarity Law -

South East Queensland's most experienced traffic law firm


Driving Offences

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Drink driving, drug driving, disqualified driving etc ..

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If you need to keep your licence

Work licences, special hardship licences, demerit point issues etc...

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How We Operate

What makes us different

Why we are the best traffic law firm in Queensland ...

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Answers to your questions

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Welcome and thank you for visiting the website of Clarity Law, Queensland’s leading traffic law firms. My name is Steven Brough and I am the owner and senior solicitor here at Clarity Law. We are experts in all areas of Queensland traffic offences from DUIdrink driving and work licences to disqualified driving charges and special hardship licences.

We have six office locations which means we can help any person in South East Queensland.  We appear in all the courts in South East Queensland including Brisbane, Southport and Maroochydore Courts as well as Caboolture, Ipswich, Caloundra, Noosa, Beenleigh, Holland Park, Pine Rivers, Toowoomba and many more courts.  For a list of all the court we appear in click here.

If you are concerned about protecting your licence, your income, your independence and your family then this is where Clarity Law can help. We have the experience and knowledge to help you as well as offering the easiest way to get expert court representation.

Simply contact us and we will take care of everything.  Generally you won't have to come into our office, we can take care of everything over the phone or by email. If we need to meet we will come to you for no extra charge.

We have made over a thousand court appearances, we know the law, the courts and we guarantee you will not find a better lawyer.  If your licence is at risk don't try and represent yourself as in almost all cases we will get you a better outcome, this means reduced fines, substantially lower disqualification period, having no conviction recorded or most importantly that you may get to keep your licence.

We are experts on Queensland Traffic Laws, this is what we do, we are not a general law firm that does traffic law on the side.  If you have been charged with a DUI offence, drink driving or drug driving we can help you minimise the disqualification period.  If you need a work licence then we have never had the court refuse one of our work licence applications.  If you have issues with demerit points then we can help you apply for a special hardship licence if you qualify.  We don't however handle fighting speeding tickets or other infringement notices in court.

We appear in almost every court in South East Queensland, from the Gold Coast to Gympie and Brisbane to Toowoomba we cover it all, you can have expert representation in your local court with no extra charge to you. Check out the courts we appear in here.

Want a final great reason to get the best traffic law firm working for you? We are generally 15-20% cheaper than other law firms. Our lower price doesn't mean you don't get the best advice, you will not find a better traffic law firm to represent you, it just means you can afford to hire an expert traffic lawyer.  Unlike other law firms we are proud to publish our prices, click here for information on what we charge.

Contact us and we will happily talk through your matter and provide you with free no obligation advice on what the court is likely to do and how we can help.  We are open 7 days a week from 7am to 7pm for your convenience.

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Drink & Drug Driving

Queensland Courts treat DUI, drink driving and drug driving charges very seriously. Make sure you get an experienced traffic lawyer to represent you.

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Work Licence & Special Hardship Licence Applications

If you are going to lose you licence for drink or drug driving or through demerit points then we may be able to help keep you on the road

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Unlicensed & Disqualified Driving

Unlicensed or disqualified driving charges often carry mandatory periods of licence disqualification and in the case of disqualified driving periods of imprisonment

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Incurring multiple drink or drug driving charges in one night

Depending on your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) reading or drug driving status and what type of class licence you hold, your licence may be suspended for 24 hours after you are charged with drink or drug driving or until your Court date.


Drink driving charge

For a driver on an open licence with a low range drink driving charge, between .051 and .099, you will usually be suspended for 24 hours, for a mid-range or higher (being anything over .1) you will usually be suspended up until your Court date.

The police will need to serve a notice of suspension on you and this notice will specify the length of the suspension.  


Drug driving charge

For drug driving generally if you are charged with having a relevant drug in your system you will be suspended for 24 hours, however if you are charged with driving with a relevant drug in your system you will be suspended up until your Court date.


It is a small comfort to know that, in circumstances where you are suspended until your Court date, the time in which you are charged and therefore unable to drive up until your matter is dealt with by the Court will be taken into consideration by the Magistrate when sentencing you. For example, if your Court date is a month after you are charged the Magistrate will take this into account and usually sentence you to a month less than they would have if you had been able to drive since you were charged. 


Driving during your suspension

If you are caught driving during your suspension period, being either the 24 hours after your charge or up until your Court date, the charge will be treated the same as a disqualified driving charge and will result in a mandatory minimum 2 year disqualification of your licence.

Further, whilst multiple traffic charge disqualification usually run concurrently any drink or drug driving charges will run cumulatively with any other driving charges.

We have numerous clients who are charged with a drink driving offence, and subsequently are suspended who leave the Police Station and go directly to their car to drive it home. Police are well aware that a lot of people do this and monitor it. The consequence are extreme and can result in, depending on the initial BAC or drug status charge a further drink or drug driving charge as the alcohol and/or drugs are still in the drivers system, as well as a mandatory cumulative suspension time for the disqualified driving charge. 

Regardless of your situation and circumstances absolutely nothing can be done to obtain less than a minimum of 2 year disqualification for a suspended driving charge.

Another consequence of being charged twice in one night with drink driving is that you will then, at the end of your disqualification period be subject to an interlock system.

If you are sentenced by the Court for in excess of 2 years, after you have served the minimum 2 years you are able to apply for a licence reinstatement application. You should engage a Solicitor to undertake the application on your behalf as you are only allowed to apply once per year.



Here at Clarity Law we appear several times a week in the Courts with people charged with drink driving, it is this experience that allows us to get the best result for clients, every time.  Other law firms simply don’t have the experience that we do and don’t know the Magistrates like we do.  We also offer one of the most competitive prices for drink driving charges in Queensland click here to see what we will charge.  If you want to engage us or just need further information or advice then you can either;

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  • Call us on 1300 952 255 seven days a week, 7am to 7pm


This article is written by Steven Brough one of Queensland’s most experienced traffic lawyers and contains general advice only not legal advice.   

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Level 1, 16 McDougall Street Milton
Phone: 0730677017

Sunshine Coast

Suite 4, 66 Duporth Ave Maroochydore
Phone: 1300 952 255


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Level 2, 3972 Pacific Highway, Loganholme
Phone: 0736680683


16 East Street, Ipswich 4305
Phone: 0734850147


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