The Brisbane Drink Driving Lawyer team achieved an excellent outcome at Roma Magistrates Court recently.
Our client was charged with Drug Driving, otherwise known as Drive Whilst Relevant Drug Present, after having tested positive for Methylamphetamine.
Our client was driving a Prime Mover when intercepted.
Our client was not eligible to apply for a Drug Driving Work Licence, given the vehicle which they were driving when intercepted, a Prime Mover, was a vehicle to which a zero blood alcohol concentration applied.
Our client faced up to a 9 month licence disqualification.
Given our client was a professional Truck Driver, they obviously held grave concerns with regard to the length of the licence disqualification.
We made forceful verbal submissions in this issue to the Magistrate.
We achieved the Mandatory Minimum 1 month licence disqualification and a modest fine for our client.
In Queensland, first time Drug Driving offences carry a licence disqualification range from a minimum 1 month to a maximum 9 month loss of licence.
With a previous Drug or Drink Driving 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.