Criminal Law

Can I Represent Myself in a DUI Case?

The short answer is “Yes, you can!”

To represent yourself in a Queensland court is a right. However, it may or may not be the best option.

Self-Representation is Challenging

Even though DUI matters are common in the Queensland court system, don’t let that fool you into believing that these offences are viewed by the courts as trivial offences.

That is not the case!

The fact is that DUI offences are taken very seriously, and the consequences of these types of offences can severely impact ...

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How to Get a Work Licence After a DUI

The issuing of a work licence is a provision under Queensland legislation (Section 87 Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995), which allows a person convicted of drink driving (or driving with drugs present in their system) to drive only for work purposes during their period of licence disqualification.

No matter what anyone might tell you, the process is not straightforward. A quick glance at Section 87, and you will see why.

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not ...

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