The Holiday season often also means extra police patrolling our roads. While it’s incredibly important that we are all stay safe over the holidays, the increased number of police patrolling New South Wales roads also leads to increase in the number of drink driving offences being detected.
Being charged with a drink-driving offence can have serious complications on a person’s life, career and family. New laws have just been introduced by New South Wales Government that makes the penalties that can be imposed for drink-driving offence even harsher.
The penalties a court can impose vary depending on the category of drink-driving. Drink-driving offences are categorised by reference to how much alcohol was in the person’s system at the time of the offence.
Generally there are four main categories of drink driving offences:
special range PCA, which applies to people on a provisional licence and who have a alcohol concentration of between 0.0 to 0.049.
low range PCA which applies to drivers with a blood alcohol concentration of between 0.05 and 0.79.
mid-range PCA which applies to drivers with a blood alcohol concentration of between 0.08 and 0.1494
high range PCA which applies to drivers with a blood alcohol concentration of over 0.15.
The penalties a court can impose for a drink-driving offence can change if there have been previous drink-driving offences or other major traffic offences in the five-year period before the current offence.
Losing your licence can often have a devastating affect on a persons life. It limits their freedom and can even result in them losing their job.
In NSW there is no potential to obtain a “work licence” and there is no scheme that allows you to drive if you have otherwise been disqualified. It is therefore important to get the right legal advice to get the best court result.
Hennikers has expert criminal defence lawyers who can fight to get the best result in your drink driving case.
You don’t have to face criminal charges, like drink driving, alone. To often lawyers do not listen to their clients and this affects their case. We are here to help you.
Don’t risk your future. Our experienced drink driving lawyers can provide you with the help you need to get the best possible result in your criminal case.