Traffic Law

Drug Driving Offences

If you have been charged with a drug or drink driving offence in Perth, you need to speak to an experienced traffic lawyer about your case as soon as possible. Let our team deal with the police on your behalf, offer advice and represent you in court. A consultation with a knowledgeable solicitor is a good first step in the process of understanding the court process, possible defences and the likely outcome of your matter.

About Drug Driving

If you have been charged with the offence of Driving with Prescribed Illicit Drug in Oral Fluid, or the more serious charge of Drug Impaired Driving under the Influence of Drugs, where police have evidence of suspicious or erratic driving behaviour and where that suspicion is confirmed following a driver assessment and/or blood tests, then you could be facing some heavy fines, lengthy or permanent license suspensions and even jail time. It’s important you get the right advice at the beginning to avoid getting the maximum penalties.

The following information comes from the Western Australia Police website, and gives an approximate look at the type of penalties you could expect to face if charged with drug driving:

Penalties For Driving With Prescribed Illicit Drug In Oral Fluid:

 First offenceSecond or Subsequent Offence
Fine $500 $500 – $100
Penalty 3 demerit points Min. 6 months disqualification

Penalties For Drug Impaired Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs:

 First offenceSecond OffenceThird or Subsequent Offence
Fine $900 – $2500 $2,100 – $3,500 $2,100 – $5,000
Penalty Min. 10 months Min. 30 months Permanent disqualification or 18 months jail

What Should I Do Now?

Engaging the right lawyer to look after your case is very important in achieving a good result. At the law offices of Andrew Williams you will get direct and honest advice about whether you have a defence to the charge, the likely outcome if convicted including whether your license would be suspended or cancelled, and whether there is a risk or likelihood of imprisonment. You will also receive professional representation from an experienced traffic and driving offence lawyer and barrister who has handled countless traffic law matters over many years.

Andrew Williams represents clients in all courts for criminal and traffic related charges. As an experienced traffic and driving offence lawyer, Andrew is passionate and determined in attaining the best possible outcome for his clients charged with a DUI offence. He is a phone call away and will provide sensible, easy to understand legal advice as well as committed and determined representation on all traffic and driving offence matters. Contact Andrew today to discuss your traffic matter.

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