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Legal Defences to Drink Driving and DUI Charges in New South Wales

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If you have been charged with drink driving and are going to court, you will more likely than not feel a sense of apprehension, uncertainty and even distress. However, it is important to be aware that an experienced traffic lawyer...

Drink Driving in New South Wales: Laws, Defences and Penalties

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As we head into the holiday period, it’s perhaps timely to provide a reminder that drink driving is a crime in New South Wales – one which can have serious and lasting consequences in terms ones ability to drive, their...

Teen Sentenced to Imprisonment for Aggravated Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death

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The teenage driver who caused the death of five friends when he crashed his ute into a tree while travelling at double the speed limit in Buxton in September 2022, has been sentenced to a full term of 12 years...

What are the Penalties for Drink Driving in New South Wales?

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The testing of a driver’s breath for alcohol began in New South Wales on 16 December 1968. However, a driver could only be tested after a traffic accident or an alleged detection of a traffic offence.  The prescribed blood alcohol...

The New Offence of Combined Drink and Drug Driving in New South Wales

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Driving under the combined influence of alcohol and other drugs has long been understood to compound the dangers of impaired driving. A drink and drug driving incident involving the roadside deaths of four children in the Sydney suburb of Oatlands...

New Drink Driving and Drug Driving Laws in NSW

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On 25th September 2018, the New South Wales parliament passed the Road Transport Legislation Amendment (Penalties and Other Sanctions) Bill which comes into effect across the state on Monday, 20 May 2019. The legislation amends the Road Transport Act 2013...

Government Tightens Screws on Unjust Drug Driving Regime

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As of next Monday, 20 May, first time alleged low-range drink drivers and drivers in respect of whom the presence of drugs is confirmed by a laboratory analysis will be fined $561 and have their licences suspended for three months....

Low Range Drink Drivers to Face On-The-Spot Fines & Suspensions

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Low-range drink driving is where a driver has a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05 to 0.79 millilitres per 210 litres of breath. The maximum penalty when it’s the driver’s first major traffic offence within 5 years is an ‘automatic’ licence...

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

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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...

Traffic Offences: Hot Spots for Getting Caught

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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,...
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