If a driver is a repeat or if a driver is a high-risk Drink Driving or Drug Driving offender, then the NSW Police can apply for that person’s vehicle to be sanctioned!


What does this mean?

This means that, if you have had a prior Drug Driving conviction or even a prior Drink Driving Conviction in the past 5 years and you have been caught once again committing an offence, then police can confiscate your vehicle or even your licence plates!


Vehicle sanctions can be applicable to the following offenders who commit the following offences:


·         Mid-range PCA offences (BAC of 0.08 to less than 0.15)


·         High range PCA offences (a BAC of 0.15 or more)


·         Combined drug and alcohol offences


·         When a person refuses or fails to do additional tests after failing an initial roadside breath or saliva test. (a refusal type offence).


For more information in relation to ALL vehicle sanctions, please be sure to visit the NSW government website which can provide you with a wealth of information regarding this topic and more: https://www.nsw.gov.au/driving-boating-and-transport/demerits-penalties-and-offences/fines-and-penalty-notices/vehicle-sanctions


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 18th October 2022.


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