For over 40 years Brydens Lawyers has been helping people who have got themselves into difficulty when charged with drink driving offences.

As is well known the law restricts the amount of blood-alcohol concentration permitted for a person to drive a motor vehicle. Presently the amount of blood-alcohol concentration cannot exceed 0.05% alcohol within the body. Of course there is no permissible level of blood-alcohol concentration for learner drivers or provisional drivers.

If charged with a drink driving offence Brydens Lawyers are experts to assist in the defence of that charge or alternatively the plea to the charges so as to ensure a satisfactory outcome so far as any punishment by the court is concerned.

 

Role of the Police

The police do not need to have any reasonable suspicion of drink driving for there to be a blood alcohol test administered. The police have wide ranging powers to administer such tests on a random basis. This legislation enables booze buses and the like to operate.

If found to infringe the roadside test then the person in question will be taken to a local police station for a proper alcohol analysis. If the analysis discloses a blood alcohol concentration of 0.5% or higher then that person will be charged with a drink-driving offence.

 

Penalties

The penalties that can be imposed by the court for drink driving offences vary significantly. A lot depends on the particular facts and circumstances of each individual matter. This would include relevant factors such as the age of the person, the level of the blood-alcohol concentration, the driving history of the person concerned and the like.

Often complaint is made that loss of licence will make it difficult if not impossible for the person in question to get to or from work. Regrettably there is no special provision within the legislation to enable a person to retain their licence, even on a restricted basis, to get to or from work. Quite often it is the case that the loss of licence means the loss of a job.

 

The role of Brydens Lawyers

As experts in this area Brydens Lawyers are available to assist if charged with a drink driving offence. Subject to the client’s instructions the charges can be defended entirely with the entry of a plea of not guilty and the matter then listed for hearing before the court when all evidence is then called on behalf of the person charged and the police. In those cases a decision is then made by the court as to the guilt of the person involved and, if appropriate, administration of a penalty.

Alternatively Brydens Lawyers are available to assist with the entry of a plea if the client chooses to plead guilty. Submissions made by Brydens Lawyers on behalf of their clients will ensure the best possible outcome so far as the penalty to be administered by the court is concerned.

Going to court can be a daunting experience. With Brydens Lawyers on your side you will have the best possible legal representation available to you to ensure the best outcome that can be achieved in what are very difficult and trying circumstances.

 

Brydens Lawyers are always on your side.

 

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