Have you been charged with a drink driving offence?
We offer a free fifteen minute phone consultation to understand you situation.
There are different circumstance where you may have been charged with a drink driving offence. The most common of these is of course driving when over the legal limit. This too can be separated into two categories. They are known as PCA and DUI. The former is more common and is simply providing a sample that is over the legal limit. A DUI charge occurs when someone drives or attempts to drive when incapable of exercising control of the vehicle.
Other possible drink driving related charges in refusing to supply a breath sample, refusing to accompany police, driving under the influence of drugs, and other less common offences. under the Road Safety Act.
At Rowan Skinner and Associate Lawyers, we can work as your drink driving defence lawyer in Melbourne. Your goal may be to contest the charge, try to retain your license, apply for a reduced sentence or take other action. Based on this, and the case against you, we can provide you with professional advice and represent you in court if necessary. As our client, we will always work towards the most favorable outcome, based on what is important to you.
Contesting a drink driving offence can often be a quite complicated matter. There are many sub sections in the Victorian Law relating to driving when drunk or intoxicated. The laws are also updated as more and more cases are heard and more evidence on the dangers od drink driving and drug driving is presented.
Reasons For A Drink Driving Defence
Before contesting a drink driving charge, you need to have a very good reason. There are many reasons a drink driving offence may be contested, some of which are stronger than others. Some reasons people have contested drink driving charges in the past are to do with breathalyzer machine error, or user error, contested blood alcohol concentration results, factual disputes, contesting who was in control of a vehicle and other issues to do with the way defendants were charged.
The above mentioned defences are general and we are not suggesting they directly apply to you. Each case is unique. Our drink driving lawyers in Melbourne can provide advice you should consider before proceeding with your response.
Do I Need A Drink Driving Lawyer
If you have been charged with drink driving and you want to contest it or apply for a reduced penalty, then we would recommend consulting with a drink driving lawyer.
We offer a free fifteen minute consultation to find out your interpretation of what happened. Based on this we can help you understand if you have a valid case to defend the charge or not. If not, we can still help you plea for a reduced penalty. Many people would like to keep their driving license for example.
The best way to begin the process is for you to contact our drink driving lawyers in Melbourne or Clifton Hill. We commonly represent clients from Northcote, Brunswick, Fitzroy, Carlton and Clifton Hill in relation to drink driving, other traffic offences, criminal law and more.
Call our drink driving lawyers on (03) 9995 9155 to arrange your free initial consultation.
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