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 fine.


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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It is very important that you speak with a lawyer so that you can get the appropriate legal advice which you require prior to going to court.


Our team of experienced solicitors are there for you and can help you answer all your questions, so be sure to contact Nicopoulos Sabbagh Lawyers.


*This article correctly reflects the Laws of NSW as at 8th May 2023.


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