#136 Roma Drug Driving

19 Jun 2018  •  6 Views  •  1 Likes
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Join Wiseman Lawyers Traffic Lawyer Andrew Wiseman at Roma Magistrates Court as he represents a client charged with Drug Driving. Watch Andrew explain what happened in the courtroom, along with the outcome which he achieved and how he achieved it.

All right. Today I’m at [Ramer] Magistrates Court. Client was charged with repeat drug driving. There’s two types of drug driving. There’s what’s called under the influence of a drug meaning you’re high on drugs, and the other charge, which is the lesser of the two, drive loss relevant drug present. As I said, the higher charge means you’re high on drugs. That wasn’t the case today. Our client was charged with relevant drug present, meaning it’s been consumed at some point. The effects have worn off, but there’s still traces in his system. He was found to have methamphetamine ice in his system. It was a repeat offence. He’d been done previously in 2015, and I acted for him then.

Basically with repeat relevant drug present, if you’ve got one previous in the last five years, worst case is an 18-month loss of licence, manage minimum is three months.

So absolute best case today. It was a three-month disqualification. And because he’d previously lost his licence in the last five years with that prior relevant drug present charge, that made him ineligible to apply for a drug driving work licence. So to get a drug driving work licence, you can’t be under the influence of a drug. It’s got to be relevant drug present. Can’t have lost your licence for any reason in the last five years. And there’s a number of other prerequisites. But again, because he had that previous, he was not eligible to apply for a drug driving work licence. That meant my job was one of getting the disqualification down as low as possible. And as I said, maximum is 18 months, [inaudible] minimum is three months. I asked my client to complete a reformatory course, which could be done online. [inaudible]. Short version, it was successful. We persuaded the magistrate to give the management minimum of three months.

So my client got a minimum three-month disqualification and was fined. He’s obviously quite relieved. He will have to serve that three-month disqualification, get his licence back and then get him back on the road. Obviously that’s a hell of a lot better than the maximum amount of eighteen months of what he might have otherwise got if he wasn’t properly represented, or if he went there by himself. It’s a three-month disqualification, got his fine. Client is very happy. I’m Andrew Wiseman at Ramer Magistrates Court. Thanks for watching.

Andrew represents clients at all Queensland courts, namely Alpha Magistrates Court, Atherton Magistrates Court, Aurukun Magistrates Court, Ayr Magistrates Court, Badu Island Magistrates Court, Bamaga Magistrates Court, Barcaldine Magistrates Court, Beaudesert Magistrates Court, Beenleigh Magistrates Court, Biloela Magistrates Court, Birdsville Magistrates Court, Blackall Magistrates Court, Blackwater Magistrates Court, Boigul Island Magistrates Court, Boulia Magistrates Court, Bowen Magistrates Court, Brisbane Magistrates Court, Bundaberg Magistrates Court, Burketown Magistrates Court, Caboolture Magistrates Court, Cairns Magistrates Court, Caloundra Magistrates Court, Camooweal Magistrates Court, Charleville Magistrates Court, Charters Towers Magistrates Court, Cherbourg Magistrates Court, Childers Magistrates Court, Chinchilla Magistrates Court, Clermont Magistrates Court, Cleveland Magistrates Court, Cloncurry Magistrates Court, Coen Magistrates Court, Cooktown Magistrates Court, Coolangatta Magistrates Court, Cunnamulla Magistrates Court, Dajarra Magistrates Court, Dalby Magistrates Court, Darnley Island Magistrates Court, Doomadgee Magistrates Court, Duaringa Magistrates Court, Emerald Magistrates Court, Gatton Magistrates Court, Gayndah Magistrates Court, Georgetown Magistrates Court, Gladstone Magistrates Court, Goondiwindi Magistrates Court, Gympie Magistrates Court, Hervey Bay Magistrates Court, Holland Park Magistrates Court, Hughenden Magistrates Court, Ingham Magistrates Court, Inglewood Magistrates Court, Innisfail Magistrates Court, Ipswich Magistrates Court, Julia Creek Magistrates Court, Kingaroy Magistrates Court, Kowanyama Magistrates Court, Landsborough Magistrates Court, Lockhart River Magistrates Court, Longreach Magistrates Court, Mabuiag Island Magistrates Court, Mackay Magistrates Court, Mareeba Magistrates Court, Maroochydore Magistrates Court, Maryborough Magistrates Court, Mer Island Magistrates Court, Millmerran Magistrates Court, Mitchell Magistrates Court, Moa Island Magistrates Court, Monto Magistrates Court, Moranbah Magistrates Court, Mornington Island Magistrates Court, Mossman Magistrates Court, Mount Garnet Magistrates Court, Mount Isa Magistrates Court, Murgon Magistrates Court, Nambour Magistrates Court, Nanango Magistrates Court, Noosa Magistrates Court, Normanton Magistrates Court, Oakey Magistrates Court, Palm Island Magistrates Court, Pine Rivers Magistrates Court, Pittsworth Magistrates Court, Pormpuraaw Magistrates Court, Proserpine Magistrates Court, Quilpie Magistrates Court, Redcliffe Magistrates Court, Richlands Magistrates Court, Richmond Magistrates Court, Rockhampton Magistrates Court, Roma Magistrates Court, Sabai Island Magistrates Court, Sandgate Magistrates Court, Sarina Magistrates Court, Southport Magistrates Court, Springsure Magistrates Court, Stanthorpe Magistrates Court, St George Magistrates Court, Tambo Magistrates Court, Taroom Magistrates Court, Thursday Island Magistrates Court, Toogoolawah Magistrates Court, Toowoomba Magistrates Court, Townsville Magistrates Court, Tully Magistrates Court, Warraber Island Magistrates Court, Warwick Magistrates Court, Weipa Magistrates Court, Winton Magistrates Court, Woorabinda Magistrates Court, Wynnum Magistrates Court, Yam Island Magistrates Court, Yarrabah Magistrates Court, Yeppoon Magistrates Court and Yorke Island Magistrates Court.