If you are charged with a drink driving offence in Western Australia, you will be issued with either an infringement notice with demerit points, or a notice to appear in the Magistrates Court, where a penalty will be imposed.
In WA, infringements are only issued where blood alcohol content (BAC) is between 0.05 and 0.079, or where the driver is on a zero limit and records a BAC of less than 0.02. In all other cases, the offender must attend court to be sentenced by a Magistrate who will issue a fine together with a term of licence disqualification. If you have recorded a BAC of 0.08 or higher, you will receive an automatic and immediate disqualification until the court deals with your matter.
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Whether it is your first drink driving offence or you have been convicted before, it is important to seek legal advice so that you are fully informed about your legal rights and options. At Frichot Lawyers we will explore every aspect of your situation, giving you a comprehensive legal pathway so that you can navigate the process with ease, obtaining the best outcome possible, even if you’re accused of a high range offence.
Our lawyers understand that losing your licence can have a devastating impact on all aspects of your life – you need your car for work, family, important appointments as well as for your basic day-to-day. That’s why we help so many just like you to get back behind the wheel as quickly as possible.
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