PCA means Prescribed Concentration of Alcohol and PCA charges are a common term if a person has been caught during a police breath test to have a specific reading of alcohol concentration in their blood at the time of the breath test.


It should be noted that the most common PCA related charges include:


         Low Range PCA– this is where someone has a blood alcohol (BAC) concentration of 0.05 to less than 0.08.


         Mid-Range PCA– this is where someone has a blood alcohol (BAC) concentration of 0.08 to less than 0.15.


         High Range PCA– this is where someone has a blood alcohol (BAC) concentration of 0.15 OR Higher.


It should be noted that every PCA offence entails a different penalty, with penalties (depending on whether it is a first or second offence) including periods of licence disqualification, the imposition of fines and in serious cases, terms of imprisonment. It should also be noted that a variety of factors are taken into consideration by the court in imposing penalties on sentence this includes, the person s driving history, the person s antecedents, subjective factors, a person s good character, a persons need for a licence, aggravating features of the offence, mitigation features of the offence, etc.


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*This article correctly reflects the Laws of NSW as at 17th November 2023.


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