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TRAFFIC OFFENCES

Updated: Jun 1, 2022




If you have been charged with a traffic offence, then give us a call. The penalties for these offences can be high, and it is important that you seek adequate representation in these matters due to the serious way that the Courts approach these matters.


Our Solicitors can assist with the following offences;


Carless or Negligent Driving

Dangerous Driving

Driving Under the Influence

Driving while license Suspended, Cancelled or Disqualified


If you lose 12 demerit points in a 3 year period then you will lose your license. However you will be given an option by Queensland Transport that either:


a) You lose your licence for a period of time (3 months if less than 15 points accumulated)

or

b) You agree to go on to a “Good Driver Behaviour” period.


Option b) means that you will be given 1 demerit point for a 12 month period. If you accumulate 2 or more points in that period you will lose your licence for double the original period if you had chosen option a).

If you are caught by Police with Drugs in your system or with a BAC of over 0.05 for open licence, or a BAC of over 0.00 for provisional licence holders then you will lose your licence for a period.


Many factors are taken into account by the Courts for Drink Driving and Drug Driving offences such as age, driving history, employment situation and personal character. We will help you to present your case to the Court in the best possible light. Our Gold Coast Lawyers have many years experience in this area.


Police can now test for the presence of Marijuana, Speed, Ice and Ecstasy. This is done via a saliva swab. There is an initial swab by the roadside and then a more comprehensive swab.


If you return a positive result you will be disqualified for a period of up to 9 months for a first offence, with fines up to $1200. If you have a history of Drink or Drug driving, then the penalties can be significantly higher.


All of our advice is tailored to meet your personal situation and needs. Talk to one of our team today to find out how we can support you.



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