Drink Driving Lawyers Brisbane​

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Traffic Lawyer Brisbane

Everyone makes mistakes and those dealing with a traffic charge are potentially facing job loss and their ability to secure employment in the future may be compromised. Our team of highly skilled traffic lawyers here at Drink Driving Lawyers understand how daunting this time is and how important it is that you seek professional legal advice. We have the necessary skills and a breadth of experience in this area to bring you the best possible outcome, allowing you to get on with your everyday life with minimal impact.

Traffic offences are a complex area of the law and we appreciate that a ‘one size fits all approach’ doesn’t work in the best interests of our clients. With us, you can expect a personalised service that is catered to you and your circumstances. Our team is made up of elite industry professionals and you will be represented by only the best. Rest assured, you will have a senior lawyer on your side that has an in-depth understanding of the legalities involved with traffic offences. Don’t risk sabotaging your future with inexperienced representation.

Our traffic lawyers can help with:

  • Drink or drug driving offences
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • All types of traffic offences such as speeding, driving through a red light etc
  • Driving whilst on a suspended licence
  • Driving without a valid licence


The penalties can vary depending on the severity of your charge and whether you have been charged with a traffic offence before or not. For minor offences, you may receive a fine and lose demerit points. For more serious offences, you could be facing a probation order or worst-case scenario, a jail term. If you have been charged with a traffic offence, it’s in your best interests to seek advice from a legal professional. They can advise you of the best approach given your situation and how to increase the likelihood of receiving a lighter penalty. You don’t have to go through this process alone, get in touch with us today for your free case assessment.

Drink Driving Lawyer Brisbane

With decades of experience helping Brisbane locals maintain a licence for work or hardship purposes, we know what it takes to keep you on the road. Most of us depend on having a licence to drive to and from work and to fulfil family responsibilities. An experienced drink driving lawyer will ensure you have the best chance at being granted a work licence.

The courts have a strict stance on drink driving charges and there is a very small minority of cases that a not guilty plea would be considered.

Some possible defences to drink driving:

  • Duress
  • Mistaken identity
  • Extreme emergency
  • Serious procedural errors
  • Involuntary intoxication
  • Not in control of the vehicle


Drink driving is a serious offence and unless one of the factors mentioned above is relevant to you, you can expect to be disqualified from driving and receive a fine at the minimum. How long you will lose your licence for and the fine you receive will depend on your driving history, your blood alcohol reading at the time and your circumstances. First-time offenders with a low range reading usually receive a fine and disqualification term, second-time offenders can expect a heftier fine and lengthier disqualification period and, in some instances, even a jail sentence. Queensland legislation stipulates that those who have been caught 3 times or more in the last 5 years with a reading above 0.15, must serve part of their punishment as a jail term. Drink Driving Lawyers are dedicated to minimising your fine and disqualification period. We can help you apply for a work or hardship licence. Call us today for an obligation free chat.

DUI Lawyer Brisbane

Facing a DUI (Driving Under The Influence) charge can be embarrassing and it can have a huge impact on your ability to maintain employment. For most, it is a regrettable mistake and one that brings about a period of stress. Our lawyers specialise in drug, alcohol and traffic offence charges and can guide you throughout the court process. In our time, we have successfully helped more than 1,500 people receive more lenient penalties and obtain licences for work and hardship purposes. You can have peace of mind knowing you have the best legal representatives in Brisbane on your side. The penalty for a DUI charge can be anything from a fine and disqualification period right up to imprisonment. We know the importance of maintaining a licence for employment and family commitments and we can help you apply for a special hardship licence or work licence if you need one. With one of these licences, you can drive under strict court orders.

A DUI charge in Queensland falls under one of two categories:

  • Driving while relevant drug is present in blood or saliva or;
  • Driving under the influence of a drug


Driving while under the influence of a drug is a more serious charge and carries the same penalty as a high range drink driving offence. The maximum penalty is an 18-month prison term for a repeat offender.
Driving while the drug is present in blood or saliva carries a maximum penalty of 3-months imprisonment for first-time offenders.

Don’t jeopardise your chances of securing a work licence or risk receiving a harsh penalty. Contact our expert DUI lawyers today for a free no strings attached consultation. Let’s discuss your options.

If I Know I Am Guilty Of Drink Driving, Why Do I Need A Lawyer?

There are many benefits to having a lawyer even when you plead guilty, without a lawyer present you can face many risks and are more likely to receive a higher penalty.

If You Represent Yourself You Are At Risk Of:

Potential Benefits Of Having One Of Our Experienced Drink Driver Lawyers To Represent You:

Your Team - The Best in the Business

It’s important that you understand that Drink and Drug driving offences are considered serious!

There are also serious consequences if you don’t have your matter dealt with appropriately. 

How much do you depend on the ability to drive? How is your life going to be affected if you can’t drive in order to meet your daily life and professional commitments? 

At Drink Driver Lawyer, we spend each day in court dealing with exactly what you’re are currently facing.

It’s equally important that you understand, that with Drink Driver Lawyer, you aren’t just another number. Our team take personal interest in each person, their individual circumstances and their case. Understanding your situation and individual needs, assists our team to achieve the best result for you.

We are locals, we are trusted, and we are on your side during what can be a stressful time.

Give yourself the best chance of staying on the road, contact your Drink Driver Lawyer team today – call 07 3999 8661. My team and I are committed to getting the best result for you.

Mark D.

Mark R. Donnelly LL.B

Expert Traffic Lawyer and Queensland Law Society member


Free Advice

We proudly commence all work by giving you no obligation, free advice on your case. This means there is no risk and no pressure on you. You are able to explore you options and gain a greater understanding of your matter without an upfront cost.

No Judgment

Our team are friendly and compassionate, we understand mistakes happen to people from all walks of life.


Many firms offer criminal representation, few specialise in criminal and traffic matters. We have been protecting our clients’ rights with a combined over 100 years of experience in the exact issues you are facing.

Fixed Fees

The certainty of a fixed fee. In most cases, you will know the costs of your matter so you can plan your finances. Call us for a quote today. We care about every one of our clients and we will support you through what can be the most stressful experience of your life.

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