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Drink Driving Lawyer

Drink driving is a serious offence and should never be thought upon lightly. Statistics show that drink driving is a factor in around a quarter of all fatal crashes in NSW and accounts for approximately 100 fatalities each year.

Noting these statistics, the Court often takes such offenses very seriously and imposes several penalties which can have a large and negative impact on an individual’s liberty and lifestyle.

The penalties for drink driving offences can impact considerably on people’s livelihoods, as they include lengthy licence disqualifications and for the more serious offences, terms of imprisonment. It is for this reason that our Drink Driving Lawyers will provide you with detailed and personalised advice for the best possible outcome.

In order to best understand the drink driving offence, it is important to have a sound understanding of Prescribed Concentration of Alcohol (PCA). Commonly referred to as a blood alcohol reading, PCA measures the amount of alcohol in grams per 100mL of blood. This reading is crucial in drink driving cases, as a higher PCA generally results in more significant penalties. In NSW law, drink driving penalties are enforced as per the below categorisation.

  • Low Range: PCA – 0.05 to 0.079
  • Mid Range: PCA – 0.08 to 0.149
  • High Range: PCA – 0.150 and above

The penalties for drink driving vary significantly, depending on numerous factors. If you are convicted of a drinking driving offence in NSW you could loose your licence, be required to pay a fine and receive a criminal record. In some instances, offenders could even face terms of imprisonment, particularly if the offence has been made on multiple occasions.

If you have been charged with a drink driving offence and require legal assistance, our experienced DUI Lawyers can help. We will advise you on your prospects of defending the charge and if a defence is not available, we will work diligently to prepare your case and obtain the best possible result on sentence.

Despite the vast range of penalties that may be enforced, our experienced drink driving lawyers at Legal Edge will make every endeavour to help minimise the punishment, helping you get back on your feet as soon as possible.

Contact Legal Edge today via our contact us page or by contacting us, 24 hours a day.

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