Disqualification Periods

  • Drink Driving Sentences: Disqualification Periods

    To see the penalties, fines and maximum prison terms that can be given as drink driving sentences, click on the ticked box below. That will then open up a table with all the information from the Road Safety Act.

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    Drink Driving Sentences: Minimum Disqualification Periods

    View the table below to see the minimum disqualification periods for first time drink driving charges, and penalties for subsequent drink driving offences. The Table lists the mimimum drink driving sentence disqualification periods for a drink drive charge.

    The first column is the reading for drink driving from the breathalyser. There is a discretion for less than .07 not to take a person’s licence if certain other criteria are met. For all the other readings the penalty for drink driving is a mandatory minimum. That is the least the Magistrate has to give you.

    The second set of possible drink driving sentences depend on when you were last charged. If it is outside 10 years the Magistrate does not have to impose the penalty but they often still increase from the minimum for a first offence of drink driving.

    If you need legal representation or advice in relation to drink driving and drink driving penalties, contact us using the links to the top right of this page.

     

    DRINK DRIVING – MINIMUM DISQUALIFICATION PERIODS
    Concentration of alcohol in blood in grams per 100 millilitres of blood or in breath in grams per 210 litres of exhaled air.First offenceSubsequent offence
    Drink driving penalty – PCA less than .076 months12 months
    Drink driving penalty – PCA .07 or more but less than .086 months14 months
    Drink driving penalty – PCA .08 or more but less than .096 months16 months
    Drink driving penalty – PCA .09 or more but less than .106 months18 months
    Drink driving penalty -PCA .10 or more but less than .1110 months20 months
    Drink driving penalty – PCA .11 or more but less than .1211 months22 months
    Drink driving penalty – PCA .12 or more but less than .1312 months24 months
    Drink driving penalty -PCA .13 or more but less than .1413 months26 months
    Drink driving penalty – PCA .14 or more but less than .1514 months28 months
    Drink driving penalty -PCA .15 or more but less than .1615 months30 months
    Drink driving penalty – PCA .16 or more but less than .1716 months32 months
    Drink driving penalty – PCA .17 or more but less than .1817 months34 months
     Drink driving penalty -PCA .18 or more but less than .1918 months36 months
     Drink driving penalty – PCA .19 or more but less than .2019 months38 months
     Drink driving penalty – PCA .20 or more but less than .2120 months40 months
     Drink driving penalty – PCA .21 or more but less than .2221 months42 months
     Drink driving penalty – PCA .22 or more but less than .2322 months44 months
     Drink driving penalty – PCA .23 or more but less than .2423 months46 months
      Drink driving penalty – PCA .24 or more24 months48 months

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