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I used Nick for a drink driving charge and he was terrific in assisting me with the matter. He got me the best case scenario and I highly recommend his services to anyone who is looking for a good lawyer to represent them!
My son engaged Nick for a driving charge. Nick immediately put him at ease, laid out the facts and the process and then accompanied him to court. Thank you Nick for your help and support which resulted in a successful outcome. We have no hesitation in recommending him.
Thank you Nick and the Team at Stevenson Legal for a job well done. My partner was looking down the barrel at imprisonment if she did nothing but turn up to court but Nick managed to gain the minimum time off the road and a minimal fine considering what could of been for a major DUI offense. I found Nick to be very Thorough and Extremely Professional in his Presence and ticked all the right boxes on the day!! Thanks again Nick!!
My partner found herself in a tricky situation involving a DD charge, fortunately after having a chat with Nick.. he gave us his proffesional opinion on how he believes it this case would pan out. Everything he said that first day was accurate, and a fantastic outcome for us. Highly recommended anyone needing legal advice in regards to similar matters to do themselves a favour and go see Nick. Thanks again for your help and advice!
I used Nick to defend a drink driving charge and subsequently an extraordinary license. His service was very professional and I'm pleased to say he was able to secure the best possible outcomes in both proceedings.
Western Australia’s law enforcement officers have the authority to pull over vehicles and request that the driver, or another specified individual, undergo tests to determine their Blood Alcohol Content (BAC).
Section 67 of the Road Traffic Act 1974 sets out that it is an offence for a person to refuse to submit to allowing a sample of breath or a sample of blood and/or urine for testing, when so requested by a member of the WA police force.
If a person is convicted for such a refusal, the penalty may include:
• a fine,
• disqualification from driving (including a life disqualification),
• and potentially imprisonment.
Upon conviction, the penalties that may be imposed will depend on the circumstances surrounding the event and the history of any prior convictions for similar refusals, including any previous drink or drug driving convictions.
Typically, any prior relevant conviction within 20 years will be considered in determining the sentencing range.
The penalties for refusing a breath test are contained in section 67 of the Road Traffic Act:
It’s important to remember that the prosecution must prove that you are guilty; you don’t need to prove that you are innocent.
Nicholas Stevenson, one of Perth’s leading drink driving lawyers, can look at all aspects of the charge against you and advise if there is a workable defence to the drink driving charge.
Our drink driving lawyers can help you with all issues relating to drink driving and DUI offences, including refuse breath test offences, and go to court with you if required. If you’ve been found to be driving while drunk, our specialised DUI lawyers can help you get the best outcomes for your charge. We can provide advice and representation for drink driving offences in the Greater Perth region from Joondalup to Mandurah, Armadale to Fremantle.
Our lawyers can also assist you on the phone, and after business hours, if that is more convenient. If you have been charged with a traffic law related offence in Perth, contact our lawyers at Stevenson Legal today.
If you’ve been caught drunk driving contact our Perth drink driving and traffic lawyers today to book a consultation or get legal advice concerning drink driving offences and other traffic law related offences in the greater Perth area.
If you have been charged with a traffic law related offence in Perth, contact our drink driving lawyers and solicitors at Stevenson Legal today. Our lawyers can assist you on the phone, and after business hours, if that is more convenient.