In NSW High-range drink driving is committed by a person who drives a motor vehicle on a public road with a BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) of 0.150 or above. The NSW Guideline Judgment for High Range Drink Driving matters is the governing decision for a sentencing court when dealing with High range Drink Driving matters. (Please be sure to view our earlier article on the NSW Guideline Judgment).
What is the Maximum penalty for a High Range Drink Driving, first offence?
It should be noted that the maximum penalty for a first offender is imprisonment for 18 months, a fine of 30 Penalty units and an automatic licence disqualification of 3 years (Minimum licence disqualification for a first offence is a period of 12 months).
What is the Maximum penalty for a High Range Drink Driving, repeat offender?
The Maximum penalty for a repeat offender is 2 years imprisonment, a fine of 50 Penalty units and an automatic licence disqualification of 5 years. (Minimum licence disqualification for a repeat offender is for a period of 2 years).
Can the offender receive a Criminal record or even go to Gaol for the offence of High-range Drink Driving?
Yes. Drink driving is a very serious offence and the more severe the BAC the more serious the penalties. It is strongly advised you seek legal advice prior to going to court.
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 31st January 2023.
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