DRINK DRIVING LAYERS PERTH
Drink driving and driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) are offences that can result in hefty fines and driver’s licence disqualifications. The law in Western Australia relating to drink driving offences requires drivers to have a blood alcohol content (BAC) below 0.05 when operating a vehicle, except for probationary drivers (P-Platers) who are required to have a zero-blood alcohol level.
DUI & DRINK DRIVING PENALTIES
The severity of the penalties for committing drink driving offences depends on whether it is your first offence or if you have prior convictions for offences of this kind. For example, a first-time drink driving offence may be dealt with by way of a small fine, however for each subsequent offence you will receive a greater fine and longer period of driver’s licence disqualification.
If your BAC is above 0.15, you are deemed to have committed a DUI and this is regarded by the courts to be a serious offence. As such, the penalties for committing a DUI are remarkably more consequential. For example, the penalty for committing a third DUI is a lifetime driving disqualification (i.e. a life ban).
EXTRAORDINERY DRIVER’S LICENCE
If your licence has been suspended for a drink driving offence, you may be eligible to apply for an Extraordinary Driver’s Licence to enable you to drive whilst your licence is suspended. We have prepared countless applications and affidavits for Extraordinary Driver’s Licences and have represented many people in court at the hearings of such applications.
ENGAGE A DRINK DRIVING LAWYER TODAY
If you’re looking for an experienced drink driving lawyer in Perth, look no further than Sharleena Ramdhas Barrister & Solicitor. We can assist with your drink driving or DUI cases as well as Extraordinary Driver’s Licence applications. Contact us on 0421 215 421 if you require legal assistance today.