The Brisbane Drink Driving Lawyer team had a fantastic outcome for a client at Brisbane Magistrates Court recently.
The client was charged with Disqualified Driving and Drug Driving.
The client was on an absolute (lifetime) licence disqualification and had served actual imprisonment for earlier Dangerous Driving offences (we did not act in those earlier matters).
Given that previous history, the client was at high risk of further imprisonment.
The licence disqualification range for Disqualified Driving is 2 to 5 years, and for Drug Driving 3 to 9 months when unlicensed, cumulative (meaning they must add on top of one another).
This meant the Magistrate must have disqualified our client for a minimum of 2 years and 3 months.
The client had gone through an emotional roller coaster, with the loss of his beloved pet and the failure of rekindling of a relationship with a loved one, with a combination of a terrible upbringing having led the client astray.
On top of the heightened emotions, another factor of stress was incorporated when the original driver could no longer cope and had a break down in the middle of the road.
Under accumulated stress, the client had made an unfortunate decision to get behind the wheel to drive in hopes to calm the driver down.
We were successful in having 12 months Probation and a 40 hours Community Service imposed with the mandatory minimum of 2 years and 3 months licence disqualification.
Our job was to convince the Magistrate to not impose imprisonment, which we were successful in.
With our experience with traffic law, we were able to achieve a great outcome.
If you need help with a Drug Driving, Drink Driving or other traffic offence charge in Brisbane or Queensland call the Brisbane Drink Driving Lawyer team today on 1300090210 or click here to submit an online enquiry.