Do you know what the drink driving penalties are in QLD? Drink driving is a serious offence with significant penalties. If you have been caught drink driving, you will need to appear before a Magistrate in Court. The length of disqualification, size of the fine you receive and whether you go to jail will depend on whether you have previous convictions, how high your BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) is and whether anybody was injured or killed as a result of an accident whilst drink driving.

Drink Driving Penalties QLD

Below is a table outlining possible penalties for first time offenders:

Over the “no alcohol limit”
  • Max fine $1,400 and/or 3 months’ imprisonment; AND
  • Mandatory disqualification of 3 months with a max of 9 months
Over “general alcohol limit” (0.05% – 0.099%)
  • Max fine $1,400 and/or 3 months’ imprisonment; AND
  • Mandatory disqualification of 1 month with max of 9 months
Over “middle alcohol limit” (0.1%-0.149)
  • Max fine $1,400 and/or 3 months’ imprisonment; AND
  • Mandatory disqualification of 3 months with max of 12 months
Over “high limit” (over 0.15%)
  • Max fine $2,100 and/or 9 months’ imprisonment; AND
  • Mandatory disqualification of 6 months with a max of an absolute  disqualification

 

These penalties are obviously significant and can have a significant impact on your life. If you are facing a drink driving charge, call GC Traffic Lawyers now on 07 5528 6665 to arrange a free and confidential initial discussion about drink driving penalties. We can give you the best advice on what outcomes you could possibly achieve when going to Court. We have many years experience in defending clients against drink driving charges and we have a 100% record in obtaining Work Licences for our clients. If you choose to use our services, we can offer you a Money Back Guarantee. We put in writing the outcome we think we can achieve for you and if we don’t achieve that outcome, we’ll give you your money back, no questions asked.

Call GC Traffic Lawyers now on 07 5528 6665 – don’t risk losing your licence.