Drink driving is a criminal offence with corresponding penalties and punishments if you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Lives have gone to waste because of driving while under the influence of alcoholic beverages.
Australian governments are strict in the implementation of the law against driving while intoxicated by alcohol. This in order to protect lives and property from damage when an accident happens as a result of an alcohol impaired driver. If you get caught, here’s what you may face:
- A fine for the violation of traffic laws.
- Suspension and cancellation of driver’s license.
- You will be charged with a serious offence.
- Getting another driver’s license will be harder for you.
- Attending court hearings will cost you time and money.
When faced with drink driving traffic law violations, you have to get the help from drink driving lawyers in Sydney who are experts in solving any type of traffic violations.
Why do you need an expert drink driving lawyer?
If you go to a party and partake of a few drinks, or go to a bar, then you should not drive your car. Don’t become intoxicated by alcohol, because when you get caught, police will charge you in violation of drink driving laws.
If you do decide to drink and drive afterwards, you need to find a drink driving lawyer in Sydney who will defend you to minimise your penalty and help you avoid a prison sentence.
These lawyers are there to present the argument in court why you should not be found guilty. At the very least, they will minimise your sentence if the prosecution does secure a conviction of driving while intoxicated (DWI). If an accident happens, at least, your lawyers will prioritise your case to get you out of trouble especially in NSW where traffic violations are serious offences. A competent lawyer in Sydney is important so your license will not face cancellation or suspension.
Advantages of an expert drink driving lawyer
DUI or driving under the influence charges and convictions can traumatize and embarrass you.
How will you face your friends and family members if they find out that you went to jail because of committing this serious offence. One which at the beginning you thought was a minor offence? You tarnished your record that you protected for years. In NSW, once you get caught and convicted, you will have a criminal record. Drink driving has a wide range of possible charges, such as:
- Novice range PCA (Prescribed Content of Alcohol) drink driving
- Low range PCA drink driving
- Special range PCA drink driving
- Mid range PCA drink driving
- High range PCA drink driving
- DUI (driving under the influence). In some jurisdictions they may use the term DWI (driving while intoxicated)
If you encounter a difficult situation like this, it is time to connect with a drink driving lawyer in Sydney who will attend to your case and protect your rights. If you need some help, call us for more information on (02) 9261 4281.
Contact O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors on (02) 9261 4281 to set up a free appointment with the defence lawyers in our Sydney office. 24 hour phone / text: 0421 373 961