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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 10:46

Immediate suspension for drink driving

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Drink driving legislation in Queensland now provides that any person who is charged with a drink driving offence that is a mid-range or high-range offence will immediately lose the ability to drive. Those persons who have a low-range drink driving charge only have a 24-hour prohibition on driving after being…
We recently appeared in the Sandgate Court for a client facing the real prospects of a prison sentence. The client had been charged with unlicensed driving due to a previous court ordered disqualification and high range drink driving or driving UIL (also sometimes referred to as a DUI). Making the…
Thursday, 07 September 2017 13:11

Defences to a Disqualified Driving charge

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Disqualified driving is an extremely serious traffic charge in Queensland. The Courts are particularly hard on these types of offences as to be charged with disqualified driving you must have already been disqualified by a court. Disqualified driving is the most common traffic offence that causes people to be sentenced…
Monday, 29 May 2017 17:12

Three High Range Drink Driving Charges

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Queensland law provides that where a person has two high range drink driving charges (a high range being above .15) and a person is again charged with another high range drink driving charge then the court must impose a sentence of imprisonment (all offences must occur within 5 years).  …
Thursday, 04 May 2017 08:42

Special Hardship Orders v Work Licences

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We are asked everyday by people whether they can get a work licence, day licence or special hardship licence if they are disqualified by the courts or about to be. In Queensland there are only two licences to allow a person to drive during a period of licence disqualification or…
Often people are completely overwhelmed by the thought of attending the Brisbane Magistrates Court for a drink driving or DUI charge. In Australia these types of matters are never televised and so people often have no idea what the process will be like or worse think it will be something…
Dangerous driving or more properly known as dangerous operation of a motor vehicle is one of the most serious traffic offences a person can be faced with in Queensland.  Often the charge results from a traffic accident where the driver at fault has driven in a dangerous manner.  Tragically often…
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 11:17

High Range DUI

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A high range drink driving is one of the most serious charges a person who has likely never been to court in Queensland can commit. There are three different levels of drink driving for a Queensland open licence driver: Low Range .05-.099 Mid Range .1-.149 High Range .15 and above…
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