Drink Driving Lawyers Brisbane
Drink Driving (also called Driving Under the Influence or DUI) is one of the most serious offences a driver can be charged with in Queensland. There is a mandatory requirement for a licence to be disqualified for a stipulated period
You’ll be able to apply for a work licence (there are conditions attached – please see our section on Work Licence Applications) if you:
- held an open licence at the time of the offence
- are charged with low or mid-range drink driving
- had no suspension of your licence in the last 5 years
It’s an offence to refuse or fail to give a specimen of your breath for analysis. If you refuse, you’ll automatically be charged with a high range DUI.
After a disqualification period, you’ll need to reapply for your licence. This will be a probationary licence for 1 year, which means that:
- You have only 4 demerit points
- You have a no alcohol limit
The table below outlines the penalties involved with drink driving offences.
Queensland Drink Driving Limits Table
|Alcohol Limits||Penalties for first time offenders|
|No Alcohol Limit
0.00* See list of licences and drivers affected at the bottom of the table
Over the No Alcohol Limit = 0.001 +
|General Alcohol Limit
0.001 – 0.049Open licence
Over the General Alcohol Limit = 0.05 – 0.099
|Middle Alcohol Limit
0.05 – 0.099Open licence
Over the Middle Alcohol Limit = 0.1 – 0.149
|High Alcohol Limit
0.1 – 0.149Open licence
Over the High Alcohol Limit = 0.15 +
* List for No Alcohol Limit
Licences: Learner, P1, P2, RE Motorcycle (first year)
Drivers: Truck (GVM over 4.5t), Bus (13 + adults), Articulated motor vehicle,
Why should I choose Cullen Lawyers to act on my behalf?
The attitude to drink driving in Queensland Courts has hardened considerably in recent years. The consequences and penalties are just too heavy to consider going to court without a lawyer to represent you.
When arguing your case to the judge, we know what to say and how to say it. Engaging Cullen lawyers will mean that you have the best possible opportunity to receive the minimum fine and disqualification period.