Drive Under the
Influence of Drugs
What is Drive Under the Influence of Drugs
Driving under the Influence of Drugs involves a person driving on a public road while under the influence of a drug. The drug may or may not be prohibited.
Driving Under the Influence of Drugs & The Law
Drug Driving is covered under Section 112 of the Road Transport Act 2013.
Going to Court – “What am I looking at?”
The maximum penalty for this offence if a fine of up to $2,200 and/or a term of imprisonment of up to 9 months.
There is an automatic disqualification of 12 months, which can be reduced to a minimum of 6 months.
If however, this is a second or subsequent offence, the maximum penalty can a be a fine of up to $3,300 and/or a term of imprisonment of up to 12 months. There is an automatic period of disqualification of 3 years, which can be reduced to a minimum of 12 months.
Lawyer Call – here to help..
At Lawyer Call, we consider each matter on its own merit, and the importance of a strong presentation of all available subjective material is crucial.
We understand the intricacies of conducting powerful pleas before a Magistrate, where should you wish to plead guilty, our lawyers have a proven track record of great results, assisting clients avoid criminal convictions.
Exploring one’s personal circumstances helps our team present an overall larger and more precise picture to the Court, and this undoubtedly speaks volumes in achieving a more favourable outcome.
Factors such as the person’s age, traffic record, attendance and participation at a Traffic Offenders Program, general character in the community, and extenuating circumstances of the incident such as the reason for driving, are just some of the avenues our solicitors will explore with you. Together we will prepare your case with a common aim of obtaining a more lenient sentence, with a reduced disqualification period, a minimal fine, and most importantly avoid imprisonment.
Contact Lawyer Call on 1300 LAW 111 and speak to one of our expert Traffic Lawyers and find out why our Team is the experienced Traffic Defence you need to get back on the road as quickly as possible.