Why You Should Get An Experienced DUI Lawyer in Perth!

Drink driving charges can fall into the low range, mid range, or high range categories. Depending on the blood alcohol content reading, and whether it is your first, second or subsequent offence, the penalties can range from a fine, to imprisonment, along with a licence disqualification. Drink driving is commonly colloquially referred to as a “DUI”.

Under the Road Traffic Act 1974, a low range offence is a blood alcohol content reading of between 0.05 grams up to 0.08 grams of alcohol per 100mL of blood.  A mid range offence is 0.08 grams up to 0.15 grams. A high range offence is 0.15 grams and above.

It is also an offence to refuse a breath test, and to be driving whilst under the influence of prohibited drugs.

Repeated high range offending or refusal of breath tests can lead to a permanent licence disqualification. This comes into play after a third offence.

A number of our clients have driven, when not realising they were over the legal limit. You may be over the legal limit even if you do not feel “tipsy” or “drunk”, and even if you have been counting your drinks, and eating and drinking water in between. The best way to avoid a DUI charge is to simply not drive if you are planning to drink or end up having an unplanned drink. Organise a designated driver, someone to pick you up, public transport, taxi or Uber to get you home safely. Your safety, and other road user safety are of the utmost importance.

Many people do not realise the importance of their driver’s licence until it is disqualified and they are no longer able to drive for a certain period of time. This can affect your employment, your finances, and your children, amongst other things.

If you have been charged with any type of DUI offence, you should obtain the advice of a DUI lawyer in Perth. The DUI lawyer will be able to advise you on the penalties available for the charge, and can represent you in court.

Our DUI lawyers can represent you for a plea of guilty, presenting a plea in mitigation on your behalf, in order to obtain the best possible result for you. Depending on which DUI range you fall into, the penalties can have minimum and maximum penalties specified, or only a minimum or a maximum penalty specified. Our DUI lawyers can also advise you on additional things you can do in mitigation, such as traffic offender courses and alcohol counselling.

Our DUI lawyers can also represent you for a plea of not guilty, should you wish to challenge the charge.

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