Can I be charged with Drink Driving on Private Property?

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?

Double Demerit Points – When do they Apply?

Double Demerit Points It is a common misconception that all offences during holiday periods will attract double demerit points. In Queensland, double demerit points apply at any time of the year for repeat offenders for certain types of offences.  They do not apply only for holidays periods. If you repeatedly commit a specific type of … Continue reading Double Demerit Points – When do they Apply?

Demerit Points – How does it work in Queensland?

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?

What is the Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program and do I have to participate in it?

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?

I have been charged with Drink Driving. What will happen when I go to court?

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?