The penalties for drink driving in Queensland are severe. Irrespective of the legal limit for alcohol consumption, it makes sense to avoid alcohol if you are planning to drive, its just not worth the risk.

What Are the Key Stats with Regards to Drink Driving Penalties?

The following penalties are for a first offence….

Blood/breath alcohol concentration (BAC) Licence disqualification Maximum fine amount Maximum term of imprisonment
Over 0.00, but under 0.05 BAC (learner, probationary or provisional licences, and drivers of particular motor vehicles) 3 to 9 months
$1,649
3 mths
0.05 and over, but under 0.10 1 to 9 months
$1,649
3 mths 
0.10 and over, but under 0.15 3 to 12 months
$2,356
6 mths 
0.15 and over Minimum of 6 months
$3,298
9 mths

The penalties for repeat offences are far more severe.

If you have been charged with drink driving, call GC Traffic Lawyers now to discuss what opportunities are available to you. A Work Licence maybe an option which will keep you on the road and help you avoid losing your job. A Work Licence allows someone to drive to and from work for purposes directly connected with earning an income. An application must be made before you are convicted of drink driving and you can’t reapply if you are declined. It is therefore imperative that you appoint a specialist traffic lawyer such as GC Traffic Lawyers to ensure that you get the best possible chance of having your Work Licence application accepted.

Using GC Traffic Lawyers is risk free. We are happy to have an initial conversation with you free of charge to ascertain what possible outcomes you are facing. We will then write up what we think we can achieve for you and if we don’t meet that outcome we will give you your money back, no questions asked. Its that simple, call GC Traffic Lawyers now on 07 5528 6665.

Drink Driving Penalties source: https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/safety/road-safety/drink-driving/penalties/charged/