Our client is a woman in her 30s charged with Drive with high range PCA. The offence resulted in a car collision outside a school drop off zone in the middle of the week. She blew a staggering reading of 0.298, almost 6 times over the legal limit. She also had a prior offence of high range PCA. Luckily nobody, including our client was hurt. Our client instructed us to plead guilty to the charge which was the appropriate plea given it is a strict liability offence. We advised
Previously you would get a Court Attendance Notice and be ordered to Court where you would persuade the Magistrate as to what the penalty would be.
Don’t be fooled! You still have the right to challenge your drink driving offence at court. Every citizen has the right to challenge a penalty notice including the Police decision to immediately suspend your drivers licence. However, it is not a decision you should take lightly. The new laws means that if you are issued with a pe
A Guide to Drink Driving in New South Wales Drink driving offences are whereby a person has more than a prescribed concentration of alcohol within their system. In New South Wales it is an offence to have more than 0.05 in your system, unless you are a L or P plate driver, in which case, you can not have any alcohol in your system. There is low range, mid range, high range and special range drink driving. Each category have their own penalties. SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM TO FIND OU