Traffic Law | Drink Driving

Traffic lawyers explain drink driving cases

Driving under the influence (DUI) is not the same as a prescribed concentration of alcohol (PCA) offences.

PCA offences such as low, mid, or high-range drink driving require police to prove that your blood alcohol concentration was not in a normal average. However, DUI charges do not require police to prove that you were contrived by a specific amount of alcohol—only that you were somehow under the influence of an alcohol or drugs.

Rather than a breath test, DUI charges, in general, are based on police observations regarding your driving, actions or demeanour that highlight that you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

How to deal with DUI charges

Charges of DUI usually arise when procedures for PCA charges are not complied with. For example, if you are breath tested at the police station more than two hours after driving, or where you are suspected by the police to have been affected by prescription medication or other drugs.

Being charged with a DUI can be a challenging and disturbing experience, especially if it is your first time in court. However, you can seek assistance from the dedicated legal team at Executive Legal to help you every step of the way—from breaking down the charges to representing you in court if needed.

When your licence and freedom are at risk, it is in your best interest to get the best lawyers to defend and fight for you. At Executive Legal, we act for clients on a daily basis in drink driving and DUI charges.

There will always be instances where the police will refuse to withdraw the charges against you, despite our best efforts. In scenarios like this, we often work towards getting legal costs awarded to our clients.

However, if you choose to plead guilty, our experienced criminal and traffic lawyers at Executive Legal can be of crucial assistance with their vast experience and knowledge in traffic law.

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