Driving under the Influence

Have you been caught driving under the influence? If so, the team at Williams Solicitors can assist. As part of our service our solicitors will review your case, provide a strategy with the goal of maximising your potential for a positive outcome.

During your initial consult we will discuss with you your options along with providing you with advice in relation to your matter including but not limited to entering traffic offender programs, applying for a work licence and other anticipated issues.

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FAQ

In the state of Queensland drink driving is broken up into three categories.

1. Low Range (0.05 – 0.09 grams of alcohol in 210 litres of breath*);

2. Mid Range (0.10 – 0.14 grams of alcohol in 210 litres of breath*); and

3. High range (0.15 and grams of alcohol in 210 litres of breath*).

*Current as of 28 December 2021

Section 423 of the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act (Qld) 2000 requires police officers to either not question apparently Intoxicated persons or cease questioning intoxicated persons once it is clear that the person is intoxicated.

Questioning must be delayed until such a time that the officer is reasonably satisfied that the person, they are seeking to question has sobered up enough to understand their rights and make a decision whether or not they wish to answer questions.

In the Act there are provisions that automatically increase the penalty if your current offense is within a certain time frame from a previous conviction for the same. If you feel that a previous conviction may be an issue, please bring it up during our initial consultation.

Yes your attendance at court will be required. It is helpful to dress appropriately as appearances can make a difference.

Yes, at your first appearance if you wish to be released into the community while your case is progressing you will need to request bail.

If you are granted bail, it is critically important that you do not leave the courthouse building until you have signed the bail undertaking.

Breaching bail is a serious offence that carries a harsh penalty. If there are conditions to your bail adhere to them precisely.

While people can self-represent in court it is generally not advisable and the evidence overwhelmingly suggests that clients who retain legal representation achieve more positive outcomes than those who do not.