Lawyers for Special Range Drink Driving
Special Range Drink Driving is the term used when a special category licence holder has been found to be driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.020 – 0.049 grams of alcohol per 100mls of blood.
Being convicted of special range drink driving can lead to a mandatory disqualification, except in cases where the magistrate awards a section 10 dismissal or conditional release order.
A non conviction order means you are found guilty, but will not be disqualified or fined, and you won’t have a criminal conviction recorded against you.
What are the penalties for a first offence?
As a first-time offender (if you have not been convicted of a major traffic offence within the last five years) you can be disqualified for six months.
This can be reduced to three months at the magistrate’s discretion, and there is a maximum fine of $1,100.
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 an automatic disqualification period of 12 months – which can be reduced to a minimum of six months at the magistrate’s discretion.
There is a maximum fine of $2,200 for a second or subsequent offence.
What are the sentencing statistics for special range PCA?
The statistics below are the official statistics for special range drink driving.
The results our firm obtains are consistently far better than these:
- Total number of cases – 5,059
- Fine and disqualification – 72%
- Section 10 bond (now conditional release order without conviction) – 23%
- Section 10 dismissal – 3%
- Section 10A and disqualification – 1%
- Community service order and disqualification – 0%
- Intensive correction order and disqualification – 0%
- Suspended sentence and disqualification – 0%
- Periodic detention – 0%
- Prison and disqualification – 0%
- Home detention and disqualification – 0%
To take advantage of a free first appointment for your special range PCA case, contact Sydney Drink Driving Lawyers today.