At Altius Partners Lawyers we specialise in a wide range of Traffic Offences including Culpable Driving, Hoon Driving, Unlicensed Driving, Drink & Drug Driving, Dangerous Driving, Careless Driving and any other matters related to Traffic Offences.
Drink and Drug Driving
There are two types of drink and drug driving offences with which you can be charged with:
- Driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or
- Driving with the prescribed concentration of alcohol present or drugs present
If you are charged with either of these offences you should obtain expert legal advice from one of our specialised lawyers as soon as possible to determine:
- Whether you are at risk of imprisonment if found guilty?
- Whether you have a defence available to you?
- What the cost would be to defend a charge of drink or drug driving, and
- If found guilty what the minimum period of disqualification is.
If you have been charged with one of these offences and you have prior convictions for drink driving or prior convictions for drive while suspended or disqualified, it is imperative that you give us a call immediately. The risk of imprisonment in most cases increases with relevant prior convictions. These charges attract very serious penalties including mandatory cancellation and disqualification of driver’s licence and also a possible substantial term of imprisonment.
At Altius Partners Lawyers, we understand that many drink driving offences are unintentional; the driver may have exercised poor judgment, miscalculated and consumed more alcohol than the proscribed concentration of alcohol during a social gathering or dinner. Our extensive experience in drink driving cases shows that the majority of those who have been charged with drink driving offences are typically Law abiding citizens, who find themselves in the unfamiliar position of being accused of a criminal act.
We understand how important your driver’s licence is to you and we are aware of the serious ramifications of a loss of your driver license upon your employment, social life, relationships and general mobility.
Drink driving Laws are very complicated and defences to drink driving charges are frequently technical issues and require experience and a thorough knowledge of various pieces of legislation and drink driving case law. We have successfully defended numerous drivers charged with drink driving offences many of whom allegedly provided positive readings beyond the otherwise legal limit. Many of our successful results were in circumstances where former lawyers advised those clients that they had no prospects of success. Nevertheless when the same clients approached our office we have successfully defended these drink driving cases saving their livelihood. Amongst those wins are administrative errors, vigorous and effective cross examination of witnesses relating to the facts of the case, unlawful arrests etc,
Others who decided to plead guilty in certain circumstances under our representation kept their licence, and escaped what they were formerly wrongly advised by former solicitors to be a minimum licence loss.
We are experienced in successfully handling motor vehicle offences and related charges. We will work with you with honest advice, and superior understanding of Australian Law. We handle all of our cases personally and will guide you through the best course of action in the event that you have been charged. We will work hard and fight for you and your family through one of the most difficult and trying experiences of your life.
For the most experienced drink driving Lawyers, call Altius Partners +61 3 9642 2116 now!