What happens if you get caught drink driving in NSW?

What happens if you get caught drink driving in NSW?

as well as having an immediate suspension from the time of the offence, will receive a minimum 6-month suspension, and up to $2200 fine. A maximum 9-month jail term is also a possibility. Repeat mid-range offenders will have their licence suspended for at least 12 months and fined a maximum of $3300. The maximum jail term increases to 12 months.

What should my blood alcohol level be if I get caught drink driving?

Offences are determined to be Low, Medium or High PCA depending on what your blood alcohol level is. A blood alcohol concentration of 0.05 to less than 0.08 is considered a low-range PCA, a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 to less than 0.15 is a mid-range PCA,…

What happens if you get charged with a low range PCA?

It isn’t a certainty though. If you are charge with a low-range PCA offense you will likely keep your license until you have to appear in court. If, however, you are charged with a mid-range or high-range PCA offence you will have your license suspended immediately. Court, Fines, Jail?

What happens to your license if you get caught drink driving?

If you are charge with a low-range PCA offense you will likely keep your license until you have to appear in court. If, however, you are charged with a mid-range or high-range PCA offence you will have your license suspended immediately. Court, Fines, Jail? Regardless of the severity of the PCA offence you will have to go to court.

Changes include: Vehicle sanctions for high-risk drink drivers. Importantly, since 20 May 2019, if you are caught drink driving over the legal limit in NSW, even if it’s a first-time or low-range offence, police may suspend your licence immediately – because drink driving has no place on our roads.

What happens if you get a criminal record for drink driving?

Like drink driving, you’ll get a criminal record and could face problems getting car insurance in the future or when seeking employment.

What are the new penalties for drink driving?

Similar changes are also being implemented to simplify and improve the certainty of penalties for first-time offences involving drugs and driving. An interlock is an electronic breath testing device connected to the ignition of a vehicle. It prevents the vehicle from starting if alcohol is detected.

When does a first time drink driving offence start?

Since 20 May 2019, a streamlined process that delivers swift and certain penalties applies to drivers who commit a first-time, lower-range drink-driving offence (which can include low, special and novice range drink-driving offences).

Who was the man charged with drink driving in Adelaide?

A Sydney man has been charged with high-range drink-driving after allegedly being caught taking a ride-on lawnmower down a footpath on Tuesday night. An Adelaide man who pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death has cried as his victim’s family and friends told of their loss.

What happens if you drink drive for the first time?

Drivers who commit a lower-range drink-driving offence for the first time will have their licence suspended immediately, effective for three months. This will be coupled with a significant fine (currently $572). Further information about the drink driving reforms for low range offences can be found on the Roads and Maritime Services website.

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