Why a Lawyer is Crucial for Your Drink Driving Case

Why a Lawyer is Crucial for Your Drink Driving Case

Published on 5 April 2023
Last updated on 14 March 2024

Have you recently been charged with drink driving? Are you unsure of what to expect from the legal process and worried about the potential consequences? Ascent Lawyers is here to help.

Our team of experienced legal professionals understands the complexities of drink driving cases and is committed to helping our clients achieve the best possible outcome. In this blog post, we will explore why having a lawyer by your side is crucial for your drink driving case.


Why a Lawyer is Crucial for Your Drink Driving Case


The complexity of drink driving cases

When it comes to drink driving cases, it is important to understand that they can be quite complex, especially for those who are not familiar with the legal system. From the nuances of breathalyzer and blood alcohol testing to the intricacies of court proceedings, there are many factors that can make these cases difficult to navigate.

Additionally, the potential fines, fees, and punishments associated with drink driving can be quite severe. For first-time offenders, fines can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars, and they may also face license suspension and even jail time. Repeat offenders may face even steeper penalties, including much higher fines, longer license suspensions, and even more jail time.

For a more details explanation for the potential fines and consequences, please review this page in detail.

Given the serious nature of these cases and the potential consequences involved, it is crucial to work our lawyers who has experience in this area and can help you navigate the complexities of the legal system.


Getting it done right the first time

While it may be tempting to try to represent yourself in court, doing so can often lead to mistakes or unfavorable outcomes.

On the other hand, if you engage a lawyer to represent you, you can increase your chances of getting a positive outcome in the first appearance in court. It is worth noting that in most drink driving cases, there is no opportunity to appeal, which underscores the importance of getting it right from the outset.

With the help of a lawyer, you can ensure that you only need to appear in court once and that you have the best possible chance of a favourable outcome. In the long run, this can save you time, money, and unnecessary stress, while also protecting your legal rights and minimizing the impact of the charges against you.


Preserving your right to drive – apply for a work licence

By engaging Ascent Lawyers to act for you, we can help secure your right to drive even if you are facing drink driving charges. It is crucial to note that a strict timeline applies, and the process can be highly procedural and complex.

To apply for a work license, you must do so at the time you appear in court to plead guilty. It is not possible to apply for a work license after you have pleaded guilty. It is also worth noting that you cannot apply for a work license if you are charged with high-range drink driving. However, for those who meet the criteria, a work license can keep you on the road and ensure that your life remains as unaffected as possible.

This can be especially important for those who rely on driving to get to work or support their families. By working with a lawyer who understands the complexities of drink driving cases and the process for applying for a work license, you can give yourself the best possible chance of preserving your right to drive and minimizing the impact of the charges against you.


Facing the judge with a lawyer supporting you

Facing the judge can be an intimidating experience but having a lawyer by your side can help protect your rights and give you the best possible outcome.

As experienced legal professionals, we know exactly what to say to the judge and how to present your case in the most favourable way.

By engaging Ascent Lawyers to represent you in court, you can save time and be one of the first to see the judge. As the court will often arrange to see people who have lawyers before those who are unrepresented.

In most cases, you will not have to say anything in court as your lawyer will handle all aspects of the case on your behalf. The court will also understand that you are taking your charges seriously by engaging us to represent you.

We will keep you fully informed of what happened in court and explain the penalties in detail so you know exactly what to expect.

Take action now and give yourself the best possible chance of a positive outcome by facing the judge with confidence and our professional legal support.

Disclaimer: Ascent Lawyers owns all copyright in the text. This article is of a general nature and should not be regarded as legal advice or relied on for assistance in any particular circumstance or emergency situation. To obtain legal advice in relation to your own circumstances, please contact us for consultation.

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