Just like random breath tests, you can be pulled over in Queensland by the police and tested for drugs with a roadside random saliva test. If you have been caught drug driving, it highly advisable that you appoint specialist drug driving lawyers, like GC Traffic Lawyers, to defend you in Court. Specialist drug driving lawyers will know the law with regards to drug driving offences in detail. This means you will have the best chance of obtaining a Work Licence QLD or getting a reduced fine.

What drugs are tested?

If you are pulled over and asked to take a saliva test, they will be searching for traces of:

  • Methylamphetamine — also known as speed or ice
  • MDMA— active ingredient in ecstasy
  • THC— active ingredient in cannabis

If you can’t provide a saliva sample, you will be asked to provide a blood sample.

What the penalties for drug driving?

If you are charged with drug driving, your licence will be immediately suspended and you will then have to appear in Court before a Magistrate. For a first offence, the penalties can be as follows:

  • Licence disqualification from driving for up to 6 months
  • A fine of up to $3,187
  • Impose a term of imprisonment for 9 months

For a repeat offence, the penalties are more severe.

Why you need Drug Driving Lawyers, GC Traffic Lawyers

As stated above, the penalties for drug driving are severe and could really impact on your livelihood. If you need your licence for work or to get to and from work, then you can’t take the risk of not getting a Work Licence QLD. You only get one chance at making an application, if it is declined by the Magistrate, there is no opportunity to apply again with a drug driving lawyer.

Call GC Traffic Lawyers now on 07 5528 6665. Don’t risk losing your licence, its just not worth it.

Drug Driving Lawyers source: http://www.qld.gov.au/transport/safety/road-safety/drink-driving/drugs/index.html