Drink Driving Lawyers Gold Coast​

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Traffic Lawyers Gold Coast

Dealing with the repercussions of a traffic offence can be highly stressful and depending on the severity, it may affect your ability to fulfil your work duties or find future employment. Our expert team here at Drink Driving Lawyers will work hard to get you the very best outcome for your case to ensure that your offence has as little impact on your everyday life as possible.

We understand that every traffic offence varies to some degree and the approach should be personalised to the individual and their circumstances. With the right traffic lawyers on your side, you have the best chances of safeguarding your future. Drink Driving Lawyers have sourced some of the industries best traffic lawyers to provide our clients with the very best representation that the country has to offer. You can have peace of mind knowing that your lawyer is highly skilled and has an in-depth understanding of traffic laws and offences. Here are some common offences we see:

  1. Driving without a licence
  2. Speeding
  3. Driving without due care
  4. Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  5. Driving on a suspended licence
  6. Drink or drug driving
  7. Driving through a red light

Traffic offences can have serious consequences and the penalties vary significantly depending on your situation and the offence you have been charged with. Some penalties include a fine and loss of demerit points right up to a probation order or a jail sentence. It’s a good idea to seek advice from a legal professional if you have been charged with a traffic offence to discuss what steps you should take to lessen the chances of a harsh penalty. You don’t have to go through it alone, call us now for a free case assessment.

Drink Driving Lawyer Gold Coast

With decades of experience representing Gold Coasters that have faced drink driving charges, we know exactly how to approach every type of drink driving offence regardless of its severity to provide you with the best outcome possible. Most need their licence for work so to ensure you have the best chances at being granted a work licence you should speak with an experienced drink driving lawyer.

There are extremely limited cases where a not guilty plea for drink driving will be considered. Possible defences to drink driving include:

  1. An extreme emergency
  2. Mistaken identity
  3. Duress
  4. Involuntary intoxication
  5. Not in control of the vehicle
  6. Serious procedural errors

In Queensland, there are harsh penalties for drink driving offences and unless you have a strong defence for one of the factors mentioned above, you will be disqualified from driving. The length of your disqualification period will depend on whether you have any previous drink driving charges, your circumstances and your blood alcohol reading. If this is your first offence, you can expect to receive a fine and disqualification period at the minimum. If it is your second time offending, it is highly likely your disqualification period and fine will increase and you may even be facing a jail sentence. If you have been caught drink driving and convicted 3 times or more in 5 years with readings above 0.15, part of your punishment must include a jail term under Queensland legislation. Drink Driving Lawyers will work in your best interest to reduce your penalty and disqualification period and apply for a work or hardship licence on your behalf if required. Contact our expert team today to discuss your options. We offer free case assessments and no-obligation quotes.

DUI Lawyer Gold Coast

If you have been charged with a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) offence, our specialist drug, alcohol and traffic offence lawyers can help. Our time in law has seen us help more than 1,500 Gold Coast locals obtain work licences, you are in capable hands with us here at Drink Driving Lawyers. We can guide you through the court process to reduce stress and increase the likelihood of you receiving a restricted licence and a more lenient penalty and disqualification period. Possible penalties for DUI charges in Queensland include:

  1. Fine
  2. Disqualification period
  3. Imprisonment

Our highly skilled DUI lawyers understand that having your licence suspended can be a potentially life-altering inconvenience. We are well aware of the impacts it can have on your ability to look after your family or maintain employment. If needed, we can help you apply for a Special Hardship Licence or a Work Licence which allows you to drive under strict court orders.

In Queensland, there are two different drug driving offences and they are ‘driving under the influence of a drug’ which is the more serious of the two and ‘driving while a relevant drug is present in the blood or saliva’. Driving under the influence of a drug is a serious driving offence and carries the same penalty as a high range drink driving charge with the maximum penalty being 18 months imprisonment for serial offenders. Driving while drug is present in the system is commonly detected via a roadside swab test which involves taking a sample of saliva from the driver and it is put into a machine for analysis. The maximum penalty is a 3-month prison term for first-time offenders. Don’t wait until it’s too late to seek legal advice, the sooner you speak to someone the more positive your outcome is likely to be. For a free consultation and quote get in touch with our expert team of DUI lawyers today.

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.

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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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Garden B.Valued Client
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I contacted Donnelly Group to get some advice regarding my situation with a recent DUI charge,as I wasn’t sure which way to go about it. I cannot thank George & his team enough! They guided me through all my options, & were very professional & thorough. I would strongly recommend to anybody in a similar situation as mine, to not hesitate, & contact Donnelly Group.

Bailey H.Valued Client
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Very good people to deal with. Had everything organised and matter dealt with over the weekend and achieved a very good result.
Prototype A.Valued Client
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I would like to highly recommend Drink driver Lawyers for there great team work and efforts of helping me today. I had a 0.077 range mid to low range caught while driving and had to attend court also not knowing anything. If I had not made contact with them and had their hard work on the situation, it could've turned for the worst. But reluctantly in result of their hard work, they help me get ONLY a 1 month driving suspension and $350 fine. I would like to thank my lawyer Rijald and George Harris at the office for their tremendous work and the best outcome a person could get. This could not have given a better a second chance for responsibily. Good work you guys thank you so much 🙏

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