Drug Driving

Drug driving, like drink driving, is against the law in Australia, and it is an offence to either operate a vehicle or attempt to operate a vehicle while under the influence of a drug. Prohibited substances can include: marijuana, ecstasy, cocaine and heroin, and the police have the power to stop any person and conduct a test to determine whether a driver has been affected by an illicit substance.

Any person found to be affected by drugs may face serious consequences and if you or anyone you know is in trouble with drug, or drink driving offence for that matter, you can contact one of the many lawyers on FindLaw who can assist with any problem you may be experiencing.

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An introduction to the caution scheme for minor drug offences

Date: 05 Jun 2014, Filed under: Drug Offences, Drug Driving

A number of jurisdictions have alternative schemes for dealing with people carrying a small amount of drugs. The aim of such initiatives is to divert individuals...

Australian Bureau of Statistics: Recorded Crime - Offenders, 2010-11

Date: 09 Feb 2012, Filed under: Court Appearances, Resisting Arrest, Anti-Social Laws, Indecent and Sexual Assault, Murder, Sexual Offences, Drug Offences, Weapons, Assault & Battery, Robbery & Theft, Drink Driving, Speeding, Drug Driving, Traffic Matters

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have released their report Recorded Crime - Offenders, 2010-11 outlining the nature of criminal offences in ...

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Elements of Culpable Driving Causing Death

Date: 23 Nov 2018, Filed under: Drink Driving, Speeding, Drug Driving, Criminal Law

Culpable Driving Causing Death is a very serious offence punishable by up to 20 years’ imprisonment. The offence is heard in the County Court or the Supreme...

Cocaine Indications and Positive Drug Driving

Date: 13 Nov 2017, Filed under: Anti-Social Laws, Drug Driving, Criminal Law

In New South Wales the laws concerning the use of vehicles and roads are administered through the Road Transport Act 2013, Road Rules 2014 and the Law...

Drug Driving Charges – Lawyers Sydney

Date: 24 Jan 2017, Filed under: Drug Driving, Criminal Law

The two most common drug related charges that occur in New South Wales are as follows. The first comes under section 112 of the Road Transport Act 2013...


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