Join Drug Alcohol & Traffic Lawyer Andrew Wiseman at Townsville Magistrates Court. Andrew represents a client charged with 7 Drug Offences, including Drug Driving. Watch as he explains Queensland Drug and Drug Driving laws and penalties as well as the outcome which he achieved, and how he did it.
Andrew Wiseman represents a client charged with 7 Drug Offences, including Drug Driving at Townsville Magistrates Court on Wednesday 15 August 2018. Andrew’s client was charged with 7 Drug Offences, including Driving Whilst Relevant Drug Present. Watch Andrew explain how he obtained the Mandatory Minimum 1 month disqualification for his client, with fines only for the remaining 6 charges, and No Conviction Recorded on all 7 offences.
Does your licence need saving? Do the wise thing, call Wiseman Lawyers. Does your licence need saving? Do the wise thing, call Wiseman Lawyers. Don’t face that court alone. Let the Wiseman team get you back on the road. Does your licence need saving? Do the wise thing, call the Wiseman team at Wiseman Lawyers. Well, today I’m at Townsville Magistrates Court. Client was charged with seven offences arising from two different intercepts. One of them was drug driving, relevant drug present. There’s two types of drug driving.
The more serious is driving under the influence of a drug. The lesser is relevant drug present, meaning you’ve had it at some point. But it’s worn off. That was the case today. Worst case was a nine month disqualification, mandatory minimum of one month. There was also six other charges, drug possession, and paraphernalia, and utensils, and all of that kind of stuff. There’s been multiple court dates arising from these two different intercepts. We’ve basically had to, over time, through various adjournments, roll them all into one date, which we did today. Look, technically he was eligible to apply for work licence, because he hadn’t lost his licence in the last five years and he was the holder of an open Queensland licence.
But he wasn’t going to lose his job, so there was never going to be an employer affidavit given. No one was going to sign to say he was going to lose it. So my job was part of getting it down as low as possible. Also, given he’s studying I’m not going to get into details but a degree which leads to professional membership in the future, there can be difficulties when there’s convictions recorded, both for the driving offence which is a traffic offence, drug drive, but also the quasi-criminal possession and all of the other charges.
So what I’m getting at is, my job was to try and get no conviction recorded for not just the possession and quasi-criminal charges, but also the driving offence. Look, the long and short of it is, I was able to get him the mandatory minimum one month disqualification. That obviously starts today. He doesn’t drive for a month. In a month, he gets his licence back. I was able to get fines only for the remaining charges, and I was also successful in getting no conviction recorded for all offences, both the criminal and the driving offence. Client’s obviously very happy. I’m Andrew Wiseman at Townsville Magistrates Court. Thanks for watching.
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Queenslanders charged with DUI Drink Driving, Drug Driving or Fail To Provide Specimen face a maximum penalty of a lifetime driver’s licence disqualification, 9 months imprisonment and 28 penalty units. Persons charged with Careless Driving (Drive Without Due Care & Attention) face a maximum penalty of a lifetime driver’s licence disqualification, 6 months imprisonment and 40 penalty units. Queenslanders charged with Dangerous Driving, which is a Criminal offence, face a maximum penalty, depending upon the circumstances of aggravation, of 5 years imprisonment, 200 penalty units and a lifetime driver’s licence disqualification. Persons charged with Disqualified Driving face a maximum penalty of a lifetime driver’s licence disqualification, 12 months imprisonment and 40 penalty units. Queenslanders charged with Evade Police a maximum penalty of 3 years imprisonment, 200 penalty units and a lifetime licence disqualification. Persons charged with Repeat DUI Drink Driving, Repeat Drug Driving, Repeat Fail To Provide Specimen, or a Repeat combination of these offences, face a maximum penalty of a lifetime driver’s licence disqualification, 18 months imprisonment and 60 penalty units. A penalty unit in Queensland is currently worth $113.85. In addition to the above penalties, anyone who pleads or is found guilty in the Magistrates Court must pay the Offender Levy, which is presently worth $110.90. Magistrates have a general power to impose up to a lifetime driver’s licence disqualification, above and beyond any legislated disqualification ranges. Wiseman Lawyers specialise in DUI Drink Driving, Drug Driving, Careless & Dangerous Driving, Evade Police and Drug, Alcohol & Traffic offences.