Penalties for Drink Driving

img_1283125401_15043_1283487817[1]The penalties for drink driving vary depending on the nature and seriousness of the offence. Below we have provided a quick reference guide of the possible penalties the court might impose on you.

If you have been charged with drink driving or a related offence contact our office to discuss the options available to you and the process from the day you got ‘booked’ to the day you go to court.

More more information check our drink driving Blogs >>

 1ST OFFENCE 2ND OFFENCE WITHIN 5 YRS
RANGE MAX FINE MAX PRISON AUTO DISQ MAX DISQ MAX FINE MAX PRISON MIN DISQ MAX DISQ
NOVICE
(0.001-0.019)
$1,100 N/A 3 mths 6 mths $2,200 N/A 6 mths 12 mths
SPECIAL
(0.02-0.049)
$1,100 N/A 3 mths 6 mths $2,200 N/A 6 mths 12 mths
LOW
(0.05-0.079)
$1,100 N/A 3 mths 6 mths $2,200 N/A 6 mths 12 mths
MID
(0.08-0.149)
$2,200 9 mths 6 mths 12 mths $3,300 12 mths 12 mths 3 yrs
HIGH
(0.15+)
$3,300 18 mths 12 mths 3 yrs $5,500 2 yrs 2 yrs 5 yrs
 OTHER ALCOHOL RELATED OFFENCES
OFFENCE MAX FINE MAX PRISON AUTO DISQ MAX DISQ MAX FINE MAX PRISON MIN DISQ MAX DISQ
REFUSE BREATH TEST $1,100 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
REFUSE BREATH ANALYSIS $1,100 18 mths 12 mths 3 yrs $5,500 2 yrs 2 yrs 5 yrs