Low Range Drink Driving is illegal under section 110 of the Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW)
The offence is committed by any person who drives a motor vehicle on a public road with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05 to 0.079.
The maximum penalty for this offence is $1100 for a first offender or $2200 for repeat offences as well as a disqualification period.
Most consequentially, a criminal conviction will be recorded. Drink driving is treated as a serious offence.
The effect of a criminal conviction is significant. It will affect multiple aspects of your life. Employers often conduct police background checks on employee candidates as a common practise. These official checks not only reveal that a conviction is recorded but also the specific charge against you. Employers are well within their rights to take this into consideration when choosing whether to employee you or not.
A criminal conviction will stay on your recorded for a minimum of 10 years which means a decision you make at a young age will have a direct impact on your life in the long term.
Specific professions require that any criminal convictions be reported to their administration.
It is possible to avoid a criminal conviction and a disqualification period. Our dedicated team can represent you at any court. We have represented taxi drivers, uber drivers, bus drivers, tow truck drivers, courier drivers and everyday drivers. We will fight to achieve the best result possible for you. With our extensive knowledge of criminal and traffic law, you can be rest assured that you are receiving the best advice and representation possible.