Require the help of drink driving lawyers? Don’t want to be fined, lose your licence, or possibly even go to jail?
Alcohol in your bloodstream whilst in control of a vehicle (even if only sitting parked in the car) can cause you to be charged with a serious offence. If you are here looking for more than just statistical facts to study, you could be here because you have legitimate concerns, and have perhaps have been charged for drink driving and having excessive blood alcohol content (BAC). keep in mind traffic law and criminal law require the expertise of an experienced and licenced drink driving lawyer.
The “legal limit” of the amount of alcohol in the blood varies from state to state, and by the conditions of your drivers licence, as well as the type of vehicle or truck being driven.
For drivers in Melbourne, Victorian law states the maximum allowed BAC is 0.05. If you are a learner or P plater on a probationary licence, the limit is 0.00. You must not have any detectable amount of alcohol in your system. This 0% rule also often applies if you have a conditional licence (perhaps from previously losing your licence from a similar offence). No matter how good your lawyer is, if you have been tested by the police at a certain BAC, these test results can rarely ever be disputed. In this case it is in your best interests to speak to a qualified legal professional to help minimise any punishment, and best represent you, especially in court.
In Sydney, NSW the road laws are similar, with a 0.05% limit for standard drivers and special terms for vehicles carrying dangerous goods or public vehicles such as a bus or taxi. As for drug driving they have a zero limit on cannabis, methamphetamine related drugs and MDMA (ecstasy), and can bring serious criminal charges against you.
As a guide, driving under the influence of (or exceeding the prescribed amount of) an intoxicating liquor or drug are serious offences requiring serious defences.
There are guides on most packaged drinks indicating how many “standard drinks” are contained in a can of beer, bottle of wine, or premixed spirit. These should only be used as a guide, as there are many factors that will determine how much alcohol is absorbed by your system, including your body weight. Even if you did follow the bottles advice on a “standard drink”, this will not make a good case for you in court.
The last thing you want is to lose your licence, or possibly end up in prison. These laws are in place due to the impairment caused and the seriousness of the offences and the associated dangers with drink driving. Educating yourself to be under the limit is helpful, but if the police have already arrested you and charged you, you’re likely to need a good lawyer. Lawyers fees can be reasonably priced if you shop around and know the right questions to ask.
If you require more information, or have been charge with a drunk driver related offences, we highly recommend you contact specialist drink driving lawyers, who will be able to best represent you in your territory, state and city.