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Drink Driving Lawyers, Charges & Penalties In Perth & WA

Drink driving charges are one of the most common ways that people come into contact with the criminal justice system. The effects can be far reaching as drink driving offences often attract significant monetary penalties, periods of disqualification and potentially imprisonment. If drink driving charge is threatening to impact on your life, it’s worth getting advice from an experienced drink driving lawyer or solicitor in Perth.

A Stevenson Legal lawyer can help you if you’ve been charged with any of the following DUI or drink driving charges;

  • Drink driving
  • Driving with an excess 0.02%
  • Driving with an excess 0.05%
  • Driving with an excess 0.08%
  • Driving under the influence (excess 0.15%)
  • Refusing to provide a sample of breath
  • Refusing a roadside breath test
  • Breaching a two-month roadside disqualification
  • Drug driving (driving under the influence of drugs)

Testimonials

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!
Jacob David Aitken
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.
Annemarie Ansell
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!!
Sean Osborne
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!
Brett Gibson
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.
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Drink Driving Penalties

Each charge carries its own penalty and an experienced drink driving lawyer understands the individual needs each case requires. The height of the reading and whether it is a first, second or third offence can also impact significantly upon waiting periods for extraordinary driver’s licence applications. The penalties for both first, second and subsequent drink driving offences are outlined below.

It is important to note that the below disqualification period are minimums only; the courts can and will impose longer disqualification periods if appropriate.

First Offence

BAC (G/100ML) FINE MAX. COURT PENALTY DEMERIT POINTS
= 0.05 but less than 0.06 $400 $500 3
= 0.06 but less than 0.07 $400 $500 4
= 0.07 but less than 0.08 $400 $500 5

Second or Subsequent Offences

BAC (G/100ML) SECOND OFFENCE SUBSEQUENT OFFENCE
= 0.05 but less than 0.07 Min
Max
Disq
$500
$1000
6 months
$500
$1000
8 months
= 0.07 but less than 0.08 Min
Max
Disq
$600
$1000
8 months
$600
$1000
10 months

Driving with Blood Alcohol Content of or Above 0.08

BAC (G/100ML) FIRST OFFENCE SECOND OFFENCE SUBSEQUENT OFFENCE
≥ 0.08 but
< 0.09
Min
Max
Disq
$500
$1500
6 months
$600
$1500
8 months
$600
$1500
10 months
≥ 0.09 but
< 0.11
Min
Max
Disq
$550
$1500
7 months
$900
$1500
10 months
$900
$1500
13 months
≥ 0.11 but
< 0.13
Min
Max
Disq
$650
$1500
8 months
$1200
$2000
14 months
$1200
$2000
17 months
≥ 0.13 Min
Max
Disq
$750
$1500
9 months
$1600
$2500
18 months
$1600
$3000
30 months

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI)

If your blood alcohol reading is equal to or exceeds 0.15, the offence is deemed ‘driving under the influence of alcohol’. An initial offence will warrant a minimum period of 10 months disqualification and a fine of up to $2,500.00. Should a second offence be committed, the minimum penalty is 30 months disqualification, a fine of up to $3,500.00, and possible imprisonment of up to 9 months. A third offence will warrant a fine of up to $5,000.00, a lifetime disqualification from driving and possible imprisonment of up to 18 months. Provided that you do not re-offend, you may be eligible to have a lifetime disqualification withdrawn after 10 years by making an application to remove the lifetime disqualification to the District or Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Important Information

It’s important to remember that the prosecution must prove that you are guilty; you don’t need to prove that you are innocent.

Our 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, and go to court with you if required. If you’ve been found to be driving while drunk, our specialised lawyers can help you get the best outcomes for your DUI 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.

Engage a Drink Driving Lawyer Today

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 and solicitors at Stevenson Legal today.

If you’ve been caught drunk driving contact our Perth drink driving and traffic lawyers today on 08 9489 4898 to book a consultation or get legal advice concerning DUI and drink driving offences, reckless driving and other traffic law related offences in the greater Perth area.