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Personal Breathalysers – are they worth it?

Personal Breathalysers – are they worth it?

When you need to use a breathalyser before driving home from a night out, you should not be driving at all. Personal breathalysers are useful in some situations – for guests leaving a party or to help convince someone they should not drive. But, are personal breathalysers […]

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Strategies to Stay Under the Limit

Strategies to stay under the limit Despite what many people think, there are no magic formulas for sobering up quickly. Drinking coffee, having cold showers and eating certain foods have no impact on your BAC level. The only way to lower your BAC is to allow your […]

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Drink Driving Rehabilitation Programs

Drink Driving Rehabilitation Programs

In Queensland, the consequences of drink driving are almost always serious, with many arrests leading to convictions. Convictions for drink driving may result in fines, probation and imprisonment. In some cases, offenders may be Court ordered to attend some kind of diversion program that is designed to […]

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Drink Driving Convictions Lead to Alcohol Ignition Locks

Drink Driving Convictions Lead to Alcohol Ignition Locks

A drink driving conviction can have serious consequences in Queensland, in addition to the possibility for fines and incarceration, you may be required to have an alcohol ignition interlock installed on your vehicle at the end of your disqualification period. The penalties for violating this requirement can […]

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Insights about Drink Driving conviction – Related to renting a car, travelling, studying

Insights about Drink Driving conviction – Related to renting a car, travelling, studying

Alcohol and driving most definitely do not mix, and other than endangering yourself and others, a DUI can have an adverse affect on your ease of travel around the world. It can also cause complications if you are looking to work or study abroad. Reading up about […]

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Has your Driver Licence been disqualified by a Court?

Has your Driver Licence been disqualified by a Court?

If your driver licence has been disqualified by a court in Queensland it is important that you understand the following information. Many people think that once their licence has been disqualified that’s the end of the matter, however it’s important to take special care to ensure that […]

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The Dangers of Drink Driving

The Dangers of Drink Driving

In a country that loves a drink, and where pretty much everyone needs to drive to get around, it’s small wonder that drink driving is a major problem. Roughly a quarter of road deaths on Australian roads involve drink driving, with almost 300 people killed every year. […]

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Keep Calm (and Quiet) and Call Your Lawyer

Keep Calm (and Quiet) and Call Your Lawyer

We’ve all heard the phrase “you have the right to remain silent” but is this really true? The answer is Yes and No. In Queensland, as a general rule of thumb, by law the police have the power to ask you your name and address. They may […]

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Repeat Drink Drivers Treated As First Time Offenders

Repeat Drink Drivers Treated As First Time Offenders

If you are a repeat drink driver, having an experienced Traffic Lawyer represent you could be the difference between you going to jail or not. In Queensland, the Police are required to serve you with a ‘Notice to Allege Previous Convictions’ if you have more than one […]

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Texting While Driving – 2014 Survey Shows the Message Is Getting Through

Texting While Driving – 2014 Survey Shows the Message Is Getting Through

Driver distraction has been shown to cause as many as 25% of car crashes in Australia. Using a mobile phone is off-putting enough, but evidence has shown that texting is particularly dangerous. It impairs a driver’s reaction time, ability to maintain their lane position and speed, and […]

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