Low Range Drink Driving QLD
Low range drink driving is having a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.05 but under 0.10. The penalty for this offense is disqualification from 1 month to 12 months and maximum fine of between $1,540 and $6,600, or imprisonment for a maximum of 3 to 18 months.
A person can be charged for low range drink driving even if he is not actually driving but as long as he can exercise control over the vehicle. This includes acts such as sitting in the car with the keys in your possession or sleeping while having the prohibited BAC level. The instruments used to measure the BAC are usually accurate. However, the accused may raise the defence that he is not in charge of the vehicle at the time that he was caught or there was no intention of driving the vehicle like he does not have the keys in his possession.
Drink driving offences are considered "Major Offences" under the law and thus attract heavy fines, periods of licence disqualification and possibly terms of imprisonment. If you have been charged with a traffic offence or are under Police investigation, it is important that you seek legal advice. Contact our Criminal lawyers .