Drug Driving Offences

Drug Driving Traffic Lawyer

In Queensland and NSW the drug driving laws allow police to perform random roadside drug driving tests to determine if you are under the effects of illegal substances whilst driving. These drug tests are conducted by taking a sample of your saliva and testing it for the following illegal substances:

  • Cannabis (THC – delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol)
  • Methylamphetamine (speed, ice, crystal meth, base)
  • Ecstasy (MDMA – methylenedioxymethylamphetamine)

Any traces of the drugs above and you will be penalised with court imposed fines up to $1400 and loss of licence for up to nine months – even for a first offence in QLD. In NSW penalties can include fines up to $2, 200, up to 9 months in jail and licence disqualification for a first offence. If you are caught drug driving a second time and your first offence is still to be heard by a court your licence will be immediately suspended in QLD. It is therefore extremely important that you have the best representation when dealing with a drug driving offence in court.

Knowledge and experience are the only tools to use when so much is at stake. If you’ve been charged with a drug driving offence in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Tweed or Northern NSW area, contact Carl Edwards – Solicitor to discuss your options.