Mid-range drink driving in NSW is committed by a person who drives a motor vehicle on a public road with a BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) between 0.08 to 0.149.


If convicted of this offence what is the maximum penalty for this offence for a first offence?

Imprisonment for 9 months and or a fine of 20 penalty units


If convicted what is the period of disqualification for a first offence?

If a person is convicted, then the maximum disqualification is 12 months. It should be noted that the minimum disqualification is 6 months.


If convicted is this offence subject to a mandatory interlock period?

Yes. It should be noted however that if the offender is subject to the interlock program, then the court has the power to disqualify the offender for a maximum period of 6 months (and a minimum period of 3 months) and the offender will be subject to an interlock program for a period of 12 months.


What is the maximum penalty for a repeat offender?

Imprisonment 12 months and or a fine of 50 penalty units. It should also be noted that the maximum licence disqualification is 3 years! and the minimum licence disqualification for a repeat offender is 12 months.


Can the offender receive a Criminal record for Mid-range Drink Driving?

Yes, it is likely. 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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