Category: Low Range Drink Driving

0.05 Alcohol Limit for Drink Driving: Has Australia Got it Right?


In Australia, drivers are required to maintain a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of under 0.05% (i.e. 0.05 grams of alcohol per 100 mL of blood). Readings of 0.05 to 0.079 are classified as ‘low range’, readings between 0.08 and 0.149 are ‘mid range,’ and readings greater than 0.150 are in the ‘high range’. However, other ...

Traffic Offences: Hot Spots for Getting Caught


Home to tourist hotspots like Manly and Palm Beach, the Northern Beaches is one of the most scenic areas of Sydney. But according to data obtained by Fairfax Media, the region also has the highest number of drink driving offences, with police charging 602 drivers in the year to 17 December. The Tweed / Byron ...

Should Interlock Devices be Fitted to All Vehicles?


Getting behind the wheel in Australia means having to obey a whole host of traffic rules – but imagine if this included a mandatory breath test before you even turned the ignition! While fitting an ‘alcohol interlock device’ may be part of the punishment for those convicted of serious drink driving offences, some believe that ...

Should low-range drink drivers get criminal records?


If you have been charged with drink driving, you are certainly not alone. Drink driving, also known as ‘P.C.A.’, is the most common offence in NSW Local Courts, accounting for 20% of all cases. And it may surprise you that over half of those who are guilty of low-range drink driving end up with criminal ...

New Penalties for High Range Drink Driving are Nearly Here


Has someone you know been charged with drink driving? If so, they may be familiar with how drink driving cases are dealt with in court. However, they may not be aware that law relating to drink driving are about to change in the very near future. The Road Transport Amendment (Mandatory Alcohol Interlock Program) Bill ...

When can Police Suspend my Licence on the Spot?


Sometimes police can suspend your driver’s licence on the spot if they allege you have committed a serious traffic offence. They can do this immediately after you have been pulled-over, or within 48 hours afterwards. Driving licence suspension notices take effect either from the day which you received the notice in the mail or, if ...

Why You Should Hire an Expert Drink Driving Lawyer in Sydney


Are you facing drink driving charges? You may have been caught drink driving during a random breath test carried out by police at the roadside, or as a result of being breathalysed following a car accident. If so, you are probably concerned about the penalties you face, and whether or not you will lose your ...

Do I Need a Traffic Lawyer?


Traffic matters can range from a speeding ticket right up to very serious offences like dangerous driving occasioning death. While many of us may have got caught by a red light or speed camera, when it comes to contesting a much more serious charge, getting a professional traffic lawyer really might be your best option. ...

Drink Driving: What is the Difference between PCA and DUI?


Driving while under the influence of alcohol or any other intoxicating substance is a criminal offence in Australia. If you are caught driving or in charge of a motor vehicle after consuming a certain amount of alcohol, or another intoxicating substance, you may find yourself facing drink driving charges. There are several different drink driving ...

Do I Need a Drink Driving Lawyer for a Low Range PCA Offence?


Drink driving as an offence is divided into categories, depending on the level of alcohol found in your blood at the time of testing. A low-range drink driving offence is when you are found driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of between 0.050 and 0.079. Although this is considered a minor drink driving offence, ...