As Western Sydney’s leading law firm, we would say ‘yes’ – you should plead guilty to drink driving if you have been hit with a charge for it. The Law in Australia does not take kindly to drink driving. The majority of drink drivers are convicted by the Courts, have their licenses revoked and some may even serve prison sentences. You will be in very serious trouble if you knock a person over or cause injury to a person or a property while driving any form of vehicle whilst under the influence of alcohol.
What do you do if you’ve been charged with drink driving by Police?
The first thing you should do is get yourself a good lawyer. A good lawyer will not be able to overturn a drink driving charge if one has been filed against you. What they will be able to do, however, is present your case in court in a way that ensures you receive the minimum and not the maximum sentence possible.
Can Section 10 help?
Section 10 can lower the severity of your penalty, but it cannot take it away altogether. Judges do not hand out Section 10’s like popcorn. Whether or not Section 10 works for you will depend on the severity, class, and range of your offense. In an analysis done in-house by our legal team who specialise in Traffic Infringement and Traffic Law, the percent of drink driving charges that were lowered in the Novice Drink Driving Range was 43%. In the Mid-range Drink Driving Class, it was 15% and in the High Range Drink Driving Class, it was less than 1%!
The number of alcohol-related penalties we’ve seen section 10 lower
|Novice drinking range||43%|
|Special range drink driving||24%|
|Low range drink driving||40%|
|Mid range driving||17%|
Do you need help understanding the severity of your offence?
Platinum Lawyers can help. Western Sydney’s leading legal firm, we’ve represented more than 500 people facing a drink driving charge in court ensuring an outcome that is better than what they would have received had they gone in to face their drink driving charge alone.
Put an experienced team to work for you
With a success rate of 99%, 10 years plus experience in traffic law, and a young team focused on achieving winning outcomes for their clients, you can be assured of your best possible legal outcome with us. To discuss your case, please speak directly to a Legal Representative from our team at Platinum Lawyers Sydney on (02) 8084 2764. You will not be charged for your first consult over the phone!