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The DUI Law Solicitors team can help get you back on the road as a matter of urgency.
There are a number of possible solutions to your problem when you have been charged with Drink Driving.
If eligible, the DUI Law Solicitors team can obtain for you what is known as a DUI Work Licence.
A DUI Work Licence allows you to continue driving during your court ordered licence disqualification for work purposes only.
So practically speaking, when it comes to your job, if you are granted a DUI Work Licence it will literally be as if you never lost your licence.
As the name suggests, a DUI Work Licence does not permit you to drive for non-work purposes, but as far as maintaining an income is concerned, there will be no change to your ability to drive.
To be eligible to apply for a DUI Work Licence, your blood alcohol concentration reading must be 0.149 or below, you must have been the holder of an open Queensland licence when intercepted, you can't have been driving for work purposes when intercepted, and you can't have lost you licence for any other reading within the last 5 years.
Simple eligibility does not equate to automatic success, but with proper preparation and vigorous representation at court from the DUI Law Solicitors team, you will almost certainly be granted a DUI Work Licence.
In instances where you are not eligible to apply for a DUI Work Licence, for example if you hold an Interstate or Provisional licence, or you have previously lost your licence within the last 5 years, our job becomes one of getting the disqualification down as low as possible, and for clients with lengthy Drink Driving or similar traffic histories, avoiding imprisonment.
Open licence holders charged with their first Low Range Drink Driving offence, meaning with a blood alcohol concentration reading of between 0.050 and 0.099, face a maximum licence disqualification of 9 months, with a mandatory minimum licence disqualification of 1 month.
Provisional licence holders and other persons subject to a zero blood alcohol reading face a mandatory minimum 3 month licence disqualification.
Persons charged with their first Mid Range Drink Driving offence, meaning with a blood alcohol concentration reading of between 0.100 and 0.149, face a maximum licence disqualification of 12 months, with a mandatory minimum licence disqualification of 3 months.
Persons charged with their first High Range Drink Driving offence, meaning with a blood alcohol concentration reading of 0.150 and above, face a maximum licence disqualification of a lifetime licence disqualification, with a mandatory minimum licence disqualification of 6 months.
Mandatory minimum licence disqualifications increase where the person has one or more previous Drink Driving or Drug Driving charges within the last 5 years.
For further information on Drink Driving licence disqualifications, please refer to the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995.
The DUI Law Solicitors team can also assist in more serious traffic offences such as Careless or Dangerous Driving, by securing the lowest possible disqualification, avoiding jail, and where appropriate, obtaining a fine only with no loss of licence.
Call the DUI Law Solicitors team today to get your matter sorted.
The DUI Law Solicitors team can help you with the following matters: