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Drug Driving


  1. Driving whilst a relevant drug is present in the person’s blood/saliva

Solicitor: Danielle Warren

Court: Brisbane Magistrates Court

Date: January 2018


Our client’s car was intercepted for the purpose of a random breath test and saliva drug test.  Our client provided a negative breath test (i.e. he was under the legal limit for alcohol), however his drug test returned positive for MDMA (i.e. ecstasy) being present in his system.

Our client was on his P-Plates, so the minimum disqualification of his driver’s licence for this offence was 3 months. He was also ineligible to apply for a work licence because he did not hold an open licence.

His work required him to have his licence, so it was very important for him to receive as close to the minimum disqualification period as possible.

Prior to court, we advised our client to participate in the Queensland Traffic Offenders Program and we were able to tender to the court his completion certificate and extensive notes taken during the course.

Our client received a $350.00 fine at his sentence and he was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver licence for the minimum period of 3 months. No conviction was recorded on his traffic history.


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