In NSW, it is illegal to drive a
vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The legal blood alcohol
concentration (BAC) limit for fully licensed drivers is 0.05%.
For learner and provisional drivers,
the limit is zero.
If you are caught drink driving in
NSW, the penalties can vary depending on the severity of the offence and your
previous driving record. Penalties can include fines, license disqualification,
and even imprisonment in some cases.
The penalties for a first-time drink
driving offence in NSW include a fine, licence disqualification, and the
possibility of a criminal conviction. The length of license disqualification
and the amount of the fine will depend on the BAC reading and any other
aggravating factors. For example, if you are caught with a BAC of 0.15% or
higher, you may be subject to a longer licence disqualification and a higher
Repeat drink driving offenders face
more severe penalties, with longer periods of licence disqualification, higher
fines, and even imprisonment in some cases.
It is important to remember that
drink driving is dangerous and can have serious consequences, not just legally
but also in terms of the risk of accidents and harm to yourself and others on
the road. If you plan to drink, you should always make alternative arrangements
for getting home, such as using public transport or a designated driver. If you
have been charged with a Drink Driving related offence, you need to make sure
you have instructed a lawyer who deals with Drink Driving cases, a lawyer who
you are comfortable with and who is also able to provide you with a breakdown
of the law and the best possible outcome.
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*This article correctly reflects the Laws of NSW as at 8th May 2023.
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