Join Drug Alcohol & Traffic Lawyer Andrew Wiseman at Townsville Magistrates Court. Andrew represents two clients, one charged with Repeat DUI Drink Driving and another charged with first time High Range DUI Drink Driving. Watch as he explains Queensland DUI Drink Driving laws and penalties as well as the outcomes which he achieved, and how he did it.
Andrew Wiseman represents 2 clients charged with DUI Drink Driving at Townsville Magistrates Court on Thursday 30 August 2018. Andrew’s first client had a Blood Alcohol Concentration reading of 0.178 with previous readings of 0.180 and 0.161. Watch Andrew explain how he obtained a 10 month licence disqualification for his client, and avoided imprisonment.
Andrew’s second client had a Blood Alcohol Concentration reading of 0.190 with no previous. Watch Andrew explain how he obtained a 9 month licence disqualification for his client, with No Conviction Recorded.
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Both were charged with high range drink driving. The first one had a reading 0.178. He had two previous, the previous being 0.161 and 0.180, although the two previous were outside of the last five years. The other client was a first time offender, reading of 0.190. Worst case for both is a lifetime loss of licence. But when you’re a repeat offender, you’re looking at the potential of jail or some kind of probation or suspended term of imprisonment. So for the first client, the first time offender with 0.190, she was looking at a disqualification and fine. It was all about getting the disqualification down.
Whereas with the client who was a repeat offender, there was the potential for imprisonment. So as part of my preparations, I needed to address that issue as well and ensure it was a disqualification and fine only. With regard to the first client, she was from the States and intended to make Australia her home at some point. So she had concerns about the recording of a conviction. It’s a traffic conviction, not a criminal conviction, but it can cause difficulties nonetheless.
Whereas given the other client had previous, I wasn’t going to make that submission for the other client with the two previous offences, I wasn’t going to make that submission on his behalf. I got both clients to do the course that we get everyone to do. Got them to get references based on the template we provide all of their clients. Look, as I said, worst case for both disqualification wise was a lifetime loss of licence. With the first client with the 0.190, no history, I was able to convince the magistrate to keep it to nine months.
And given her concerns about the recording of a traffic conviction, I prepared written submissions and spoke at length on my feet and was able to persuade the magistrate not to record a conviction for her. With regard to the other client, as I said, 0.178 and previous 0.161 and 0.180, I got him a disqualification and fine only so a 10 month disqualification and fine. A conviction was recorded for him. Given he’s a repeat offender, I wasn’t going to waste the magistrates time pushing for no conviction recorded there.
But so, yeah, the first client, 0.190, nine months, no conviction recorded, and a fine. Second client, 0.178 with previous 0.161 and 0.180, 10 months and a fine, conviction recorded. Both clients are 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.