Drink and Driving Offences
There are two types of intoxication commonly referred to:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol; and
- Driving under the influence of drugs.
It is very important to obtain proper legal advice before you go to Court for a drink or drug driving offence. It may be that the charge you face carries a mandatory loss of licence and we can assist with negotiating withdrawal of certain offences to minimise your time off the road. For most people, loss of licence means loss of employment and we can assist you in minimising the impact of the charge by providing the best possible representation in Court.
Any lawyer who practices in this area will tell you the Road Safety Act, the Victorian law governing traffic offences, is a minefield of offences and requires technical knowledge to navigate, understand and challenge. The team at Emma Turnbull Lawyers have the experience you need.
Drink and drug driving can lead to a lot of more serious criminal offences and legal issues. A car accident arising from intoxicated driving can give rise to more serious criminal charges as well as civil litigation with insurance companies and victims of crime.
We will also refer you to third party agencies to undertake course and programs that will assist you in the Court process.
Contact our office today on (03) 9077 4834 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org instruct us to begin preparing your defence.