drink driving

what is drink driving?

Drink driving refers to the operation a motor vehicle whilst being over the prescribed amount of Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). In Victoria the prescribed BAC amounts are .00 for professional drivers (taxi, bus, truck drivers etc) and those on ‘P plates’, and .05 for fully licence drivers.

Drink driving laws apply not only on public roads, but on private property as well.

mandatory penalties

Current drink driving legislation means that many offences carry a mandatory loss of licence. For example, any driver who returns a BAC of .07 and up to .10 must lose their licence for a minimum of 6 months.

If you believe you may have a defence to a drink driving charge, call me for a free case assessment.

work only license

Contrary to the popular myth, there is no such thing in Victoria as a ‘work only’ licence. Courts are unable to take into account how important your licence is to your employment, they must impose If your licence is suspended or cancelled you must not drive

what is the difference between a suspended and a cancelled license?

Suspended License - The Court will specify an amount of time for which you cannot drive. Once this time has elapsed, your licence becomes valid again.

Cancelled License - The Court will specify an amount of time for which you cannot drive. Once this time has elapsed, you must reapply for your licence through VicRoads. The Court may impose a condition that you complete a drink driving education course or alcohol problem. In some instances it is necessary to appear before a Magistrate in order to have your licence reissued.

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