Is drink driving a criminal offence in Queensland? Drink driving is an extremely serious charge and it is considered a criminal offence. If you are charge with drink driving, you will have to go to Court and face a Magistrate. You will have your licence suspended and be fined. Whether you can keep driving under certain circumstances and get a reduced fine will depend what steps you take after your have been charged with DUI.

Drink driving offence? – Speak to GC Traffic Lawyers

If you are charged with drink driving (DUI), you will receive a notice in the post to go to Court. One option for you is to represent yourself in Court. Given the severity of the charge and the consequences, we don’t recommend you take this option. Its a high pressure situation and if you have never been to Court before and don’t understand traffic law, then you are taking a major risk in representing yourself.

Another option is to get a general lawyer to represent you from a firm that manages many areas of law. Again, we don’t recommend this approach as a firm that doesn’t specialise in traffic law, may not have the level of expertise necessary to give you the best chance of success when defending your drink driving charge.

The best option is appoint a specialist traffic lawyer such as GC Traffic Lawyers to represent you in Court. We have years of experience in defending clients against DUI charges and also a 100% success rate in getting clients Work Licences. Work licences enable you to continue driving under certain circumstances to and from work if you meet strict criteria. If you represent yourself and apply for a Work Licence and get knocked back, then that’s it, you only get one shot at it, therefore its not worth risking it. Similarly, we have a history of getting significant reductions in fines for drink driving offences for our clients.

If you have been charged with drink driving offence, call GC Traffic Lawyers now on 07 5528 6665 for a free initial consultation.