The Brisbane Drink Driving Lawyer team achieved an excellent outcome at Caloundra Magistrates Court recently.
Our client was charged with DUI Drink Driving after having provided a blood alcohol concentration reading of 0.089.
Our client had previously been charged with Mid Range DUI Drink Driving, with a blood alcohol concentration reading of 0.128, 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.
However, for their own reasons, they chose not to apply.
That said, given our client's particular profession, they held grave concerns with regard to the length of the licence disqualification period.
We made forceful verbal submissions on the issue to the Magistrate.
We achieved a 2 month licence disqualification and a modest fine for our client.
In Queensland, readings of 0.090 and below constitute low range drink driving, which for a first time offence carries a licence disqualification range from a minimum 1 month to a maximum 9 month loss of licence.
With a previous conviction within the last 5 years, 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.