Drink driving is considered a serious offence by the courts. There are in essence three main offences. They are categorised as low range, where the reading is above 0.05 and less than 0.08, mid range where the reading is 0.08 to below 0.15 and high range where the reading is above 0.15.

If you have been charged with a drink driving offence you will be required to appear in court. Consideration will have to be given as to whether you propose to enter a plea of guilty or challenge the charge. Brydens Lawyers are the experts in the defence of drink driving charges. If charged with a drink driving offence contact Brydens Lawyers on 1800 848 848 or info@brydens.com.au

Generally speaking the courts will be more lenient in terms of the punishment prescribed if a guilty plea is entered at the earliest opportunity. In addition the court will also take into account the level of remorse shown, the explanation provided for the offence, any attendance on a traffic offenders program and as well as testimonial evidence that you can provide in support of your character.

The court will then take all of these matters into account to impose a sentence. Such sentences may include, at one end of the spectrum, a dismissal of the charge. At the other end of the spectrum there can be a term of imprisonment imposed. Generally the penalty for a drink driving charge is imposition of a fine and suspension of the licence.

In the event that you are charged with a drink driving offence Brydens Lawyers are the experts to provide legal advice and representation. Contact Brydens Lawyers on 1800 848 848 or at info@brydens.com.au.

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