The Brisbane Drink Driving Lawyer team achieved an excellent outcome at Beaudesert Magistrates Court recently.
Our client was charged with DUI Drink Driving after having provided a blood alcohol concentration reading of 0.130.
Our client had previously been charged with Low Range DUI Drink Driving, with a blood alcohol concentration reading of 0.096, although this previous was outside of the last 5 years.
Our client was therefore eligible to apply for a DUI Drink Driving Work Licence, given their reading was below 0.150, given they held an open Queensland licence, and given the had not previously lost their licence within the last 5 years.
A DUI Drink Driving Work Licence permits a person to continue driving for work purposes only during their licence disqualification period.
We were instructed to apply for a DUI Drink Driving Work Licence for our client.
We drafted all of the relevant Affidavit materials on our client's and their employer's behalf.
We made forceful verbal submissions on the issue of whether or not our client was a fit and proper person to be granted a DUI Drink Driving Work Licence to the Magistrate.
We were successful in persuading the Magistrate to grant our client's DUI Drink Driving Work Licence application.
In Queensland, readings between 0.100 and 0.149 constitute mid range drink driving, which for a first time offence carries a licence disqualification range from a minimum 3 months to a maximum 12 month loss of licence.
With a previous conviction within the last 5 years, which was not the case with our client, the penalty range, depending upon the previous reading, ranges from a minimum 3 months if the previous was low or mid range, through to a minimum 12 months if there is multiple previous in that time frame, with a maximum lifetime loss of licence if the previous is a high range.