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I appeared at Cleveland Magistrates Court again this morning to represent a client charged with Low Range DUI Drink Driving, with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.062.

My client was a first time offender.

However, given my client was not going to lose their job, it was not appropriate to apply for a Work Licence.

That said, my client needed to drive to locations not properly serviced by public transport or at all.

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Accordingly, my role was one of getting the disqualification down as low as possible, as opposed to applying for a Work Licence.

For a number of reasons, they held grave concerns with regard to the recording of a conviction.

My role was therefore also one of trying to persuade the Magistrate not to record a conviction.

My client faced a maximum penalty for their DUI Drink Driving offence of a lifetime driver’s licence disqualification, 3 months imprisonment and 14 penalty units. 

Magistrates have a general power to impose up to a lifetime driver’s licence disqualification, above and beyond any legislated disqualification ranges.

A penalty unit in Queensland is currently valued at $113.85.

Further, persons who plead or are found guilty in the Magistrates Court must pay the Offender Levy, which is presently worth $110.90.

I made detailed and comprehensive verbal submissions to the Magistrate covering a number of key aspects.

I provided submissions to the Magistrate in relation to why a conviction should not be recorded.

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I was able to persuade the Magistrate that a licence disqualification of no more than 1 month was appropriate.

I was also able to persuade the Magistrate not to record a conviction.

My client was extremely happy.

DUI Drink Driving is a serious offence.

Wiseman Lawyers specialise in DUI Drink Driving and Traffic Law.

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Regards

Andrew Wiseman, Wiseman Lawyers

Ph: 1300 947 352

[email protected]

wisemanlawyers.com.au

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Queenslanders charged with DUI Drink Driving, Drug Driving or Fail To Provide Specimen face a maximum penalty of a lifetime driver’s licence disqualification, 9 months imprisonment and 28 penalty units.
Persons charged with Careless Driving (Drive Without Due Care & Attention) face a maximum penalty of a lifetime driver’s licence disqualification, 6 months imprisonment and 40 penalty units.
Queenslanders charged with Dangerous Driving, which is a Criminal offence, face a maximum penalty, depending upon the circumstances of aggravation, of 5 years imprisonment, 200 penalty units and a lifetime driver’s licence disqualification.
Persons charged with Disqualified Driving face a maximum penalty of a lifetime driver’s licence disqualification, 12 months imprisonment and 40 penalty units.
Queenslanders charged with Evade Police a maximum penalty of 3 years imprisonment, 200 penalty units and a lifetime licence disqualification.
Persons charged with Repeat DUI Drink Driving, Repeat Drug Driving, Repeat Fail To Provide Specimen, or a Repeat combination of these offences, face a maximum penalty of a lifetime driver’s licence disqualification, 18 months imprisonment and 60 penalty units.
A penalty unit in Queensland is currently worth $113.85.
In addition to the above penalties, anyone who pleads or is found guilty in the Magistrates Court must pay the Offender Levy, which is presently worth $110.90.
Magistrates have a general power to impose up to a lifetime driver’s licence disqualification, above and beyond any legislated disqualification ranges.
Wiseman Lawyers specialise in DUI Drink Driving, Drug Driving, Careless & Dangerous Driving, Evade Police and Drug, Alcohol & Traffic offences.