What To Do If You Get Charged with DUI Over The Break?

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The Christmas Break, charged with DUI Over The Break?

It is that time of year again, where everyone is winding down and celebrating the end of 2021. With the weather warming up, we tend to celebrate by having a few drinks. Unfortunately, some take the risk of drinking and driving. With such heavy penalties, the best option is to have a Plan B in place if you are planning to drink or take drugs.

What happens if you have been driving under the influence and get pulled over for a breath or drug test? Police can pull you over at RBT and MDT stations, for a random breath or drug test or if they find your driving/vehicle suspicious. This means Police can pull you over at any time.

Once pulled over, Police may ask you to show your licence to verify your identification and confirm your privilege to drive. Under section 175 of the Road Transport Act 2013 you are required to produce your licence when requested by Police.

It is important to know that there are penalties for refusing to provide samples when requested by Police. Penalties for refusing can include fines up to $5,500.00, automatic disqualification and imprisonment for subsequent offences.

If you are charged with a DUI offence or need a Criminal Lawyer during the Christmas break contact our Joshua Whale on 0427 410 129.

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