Queensland is very strict when it comes to drink driving offences, and the laws reflect this. It is important that drivers in Queensland are made aware of what is expected of them regarding the law. Drink driving offences can potentially result in: Large finesLosing your drivers licencePossible termination of employmentImprisonment Drink Driving on Private Property … Continue reading Can I be charged with Drink Driving on Private Property?
Demerit Points System Any person who commits a traffic offence in Australia, faces the risk of demerit points being applied and recorded on your traffic history. In Queensland, drivers do not lose points if we commit a traffic offence. As an alternative, drivers start with zero points, and whenever an individual commits a traffic offence, … Continue reading Demerit Points – How does it work in Queensland?
In general terms, the main difference between Unlicensed Driving and Disqualified Driving is the maximum penalties that apply and the mandatory minimum periods the court must disqualify your licence. Driving while subject to a disqualification order by the court (Disqualified Driving) is a more serious offence which is reflected in the penalties imposed by the … Continue reading What is the Difference Between Unlicensed Driving and Disqualified Driving?
Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program The Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program is designed for drivers who are convicted of high-risk drink driving offences. The purpose of this program is to provide assistance to drink drivers to separate drinking and driving when they get their licence back. There have been some recent amendments that came into effect in … Continue reading What is the Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program and do I have to participate in it?
If you have been charged with drink driving, you will be required to appear in the local Magistrates Court. If you have been served a Notice to Appear and fail to attend the first court appearance, the court will issue a warrant for your arrest and immediately suspend your licence until such time as you … Continue reading I have been charged with Drink Driving. What will happen when I go to court?