Lawyers for Mid Range Drink Driving NSW
You will be charged with mid-range drink driving if you are caught driving with a blood alcohol concentration of between 0.080 – 0.149.
There is a period of disqualification from driving for those convicted of mid-range drink driving, except for circumstances where the magistrate agrees to a section 10 dismissal or conditional release order.
If you are granted a non conviction order, you are found guilty, but not you are not convicted, disqualified or fined.
What are the penalties for a first offence?
If you haven’t committed a major traffic offence within the last five years, you will be facing a fine of up to $2,200 and/or a maximum prison term of nine months.
There is an automatic disqualification period of 12 months, but this can be reduced to the minimum of 6 months by the magistrate.
What are the penalties for a second or subsequent offence?
If you have committed a previous major traffic offence within the last five years, you will be facing fines of up to $3,300, or a maximum prison term of 12 months.
There is an automatic disqualification period of three years, which can be reduced by the magistrate to the minimum disqualification period of 12 months.
What are the sentencing statistics for middle range PCA?
The official sentencing statistics for mid range drink driving are listed below.
Our firm’s results are consistently far better than these:
- Total number of cases – 42,638
- Fine and disqualification – 66%
- Section 10 bond (now conditional release order without conviction) – 14%
- Section 9 bond and disqualification – 13%
- Community service order and disqualification – 3%
- Section 10 dismissal – 1%
- Prison and disqualification – 1%
- Suspended sentence and disqualification – 1%
- Section 10A and disqualification – 0%
- Periodic detention – 0%
- Home detention and disqualification – 0%
For an expert assessment of your mid range drink driving case, and a free first consultation, contact Sydney Drink Driving Lawyers today.