In the state of NSW and more specifically in most
instances, if a person is charged with a Drink Driving or Drug Driving related
offence then that person will have to go to court on a specified date as per
the Court Attendance Notice.
Subject to the seriousness of the offence, a person may
receive any of the following penalties:
1. A Licence Suspension
2. An Interlock Order
3. A Monetary (Court Imposed) fine
4. A Term of Imprisonment (this is a
last resort, and it is for very serious offences)
In the state of NSW, Drug & Alcohol Driving offences
are detected via the following methods:
Breath Testing (RBT)
Drug Testing (RDT)
a person is stopped by police at the roadside.
It should be noted that any case which is not dealt with
by the Court in matters where the driver receives a Penalty Notice (along with
an immediate licence suspension), these are usually for first time offences or
less serious Traffic offences in general.
Did you know that if a person receives a penalty notice as
well as an immediate licence suspension with respect to a Drink Driving related
offence, the person can elect to go to court to appeal the licence suspension?
It is highly recommended that you obtain legal advice prior to electing to take
this step. More information can be found on this government website: https://www.revenue.nsw.gov.au/fines-and-fees/go-to-court