Why use Our Drink Driving Lawyers?
1. We are expert drink driving lawyers
Drink driving is a specialsed area of law. We have over 40 years of combined experience in representing clients, like you. We can assure you the best possible result from court. We also are up to date with all the legislation and law and we know how to represent your case, no matter how bad you may think it is.
2. We have the experience and expertise
Our Drink Driving Lawyers have a history of achieving great results (including Section 10’s) for our clients in all drink driving matters and in all ranges of prescribed alcohol content. Whether you have been charged for high range, mid range or low range drink driving, our team of senior lawyers have decades of experience in these matters. Unlike any other law firm in NSW, we have an entire practice in drink driving matters and travel all around Sydney and NSW to represent clients. No matter how bad your case may seem, we have the experience and the knowledge to deal with it and to give you peace of mind.
3. Expert support
We will be there for you throughout your case, guiding you on how to prepare your matter, what courses to complete and what references to obtain. We will check all your records and keep you informed on what to expect in your matter and we are only a phone call away.
4. Our costs are low
We are proud of our policy to charge fairly for our services, because we understand you have financial commitments and you need to get back on the road and get on with your life.
5. You don’t have to say a thing in court
We will prepare all the submissions and address the court so that you are not under any pressure at all. All you need to do, is turn up, and let us take care of the rest.
6. We have been around
We have appeared in almost every court in Sydney and NSW and we know what to expect from court, every time. We will advise you when an adjournment is necessary and why it is.
7. Maximising your result
We always look to maximise the result so that you are back on the road as quickly as possible. We always aim to obtain a Section 10 for our clients, and get them the best possible result.
8. We are professional at all times
We will return your calls promptly and we will be there for you throughout your case. You can also rest assured that your matter will be dealt with confidentially.
9. We speak your language
Over the years we have assisted many clients from non-English speaking backgrounds. We provide excellent interpreters for all of our non-English speaking clients. Whatever language you speak we will be able to help you.
We have offices throughout Sydney & New South Wales.
We also attend country NSW clients by appointment.
11. We care
We understand that you are not a criminal and we will treat you with respect and dignity. We understand your case is unique and so are your needs, and we will ensure that the Court also are made aware of these, when we are representing you.
Absolutely! All drink driving matters are serious matters which require your attendance to Court for a formal plea and then sentencing.
A repeat offender with respect to a driving offence, is a person whom is convicted for a second or subsequent major offence within a period of 5 years from their last offence.
What is a Major Offence?
A major offence, for the purposes of traffic matters, is defined in the Road Transport Act 2013 NSW. Amongst other major offences, a prior major offence includes a previous conviction of:
1. Drink driving offence;
2. Drug driving offence;
3. Refusal or failure to submit to test, analysis or assessment;
4. Refusal or failure to provide samples or preventing sample taking;
5. Wilful introduction or alteration of concentration or amount of alcohol or other drugs;
6. Negligent, furious or reckless driving;
7. Menacing driving;
8. Failing to stop and assist after impact causing injury;
9. Wounding or grievous bodily harm with intent;
10. Reckless grievous bodily harm or wounding;
11. Injuries by furious driving;
12. Predatory driving;
13. Police pursuits; and/or
14. Dangerous driving and/or navigation.
The above list is not exhaustive. For more information about your prior convictions and if there are considered a major offence, ring Antwan Lawyers now for a confidential discussion.
How Will the Court Treat My Prior Serious Office?
It is important to note that if you are a repeat offender, the Court will treat you differently. One example of this is a repeat offender is not entitled to be afforded leniency of a section 10 conviction order if they have previously been afforded a section 10 for a similar matter in the last 5 years. This means that you may have a conviction recorded against you, be subject to a period of disqualification as well as other penalties.
How Can We Help?
We understand that having a prior conviction can be daunting. We can help you with preparing your matter and making submissions to argue for a reduction of any disqualification period or any other punishment that the Court may deem fit in the circumstances. To get assistance, ring us now on 1300 268 926.