DUI Defences in NSW

However, we also passionately believe that every individual is entitled to know what their legal rights are. The purpose of this article is to provide you with information about your legitimate legal rights to defend a PCA charge.

It generally takes a very specific set of circumstances to run a defence for DUI, the following are some examples of defences that can be relied upon:

Challenge the Reading

 If you strongly believe that the blood alcohol reading delivered to you by the police was wrong then you may be able to have the analysis independently tested which may give rise to a challenge to the blood alcohol reading that the police charged you with.

Honest and Reasonable Mistake 

A very hard defence to prove, however depending on the circumstances you may honestly and reasonably believe that you were not under the influence of alcohol.


The Two Hour Rule 

Police must adhere to very strict procedures and time limits when it comes to charging someone with a PCA or drink driving offence. It may be worth checking whether those police obligations have been followed correctly.


The Home Safe Rule

Again police must following specific procedures when charging a person with a drink driving or PCA offence. If you are already at home then the police cannot perform a breath analysis test and rely on that evidence before the court to substantiate the charges.

For further information and discussions on the above drink and drug driving defence contact our office on 1300 941 900.

Speak to our Sydney DUI Lawyers – Josh Boorman Ph: 1300 941 900

Our Sydney DUI Lawyers can be contacted at:

Sydney Drink Driving Lawyers | DUI Solicitors NSW

14/362-370 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Email: jboorman@boormanlawyers.com.au

NSW Drink Driving Defences was written by Josh Boorman a Sydney Drink Driving Lawyer.

DUI Defences Disclaimer: It is important to make it clear that neither the author of this article nor Sydney Drink Driving Lawyers encourage or endorse drink driving. In fact, we are FIERCE ADVOCATES AGAINST DRINK AND DRUG DRIVING WITHIN THE COMMUNITY.

Please contact Josh Boorman today to discuss Drink Driving Defence & DUI Defence over the telephone or via email for an initial FREE consultation with qualified Sydney Drink Driving Lawyers.

Joshua Boorman
Sydney Drink Driving Lawyers are experts in dealing with all drug and alcohol related Traffic Laws. We attend all courts in Sydney and the surrounding suburbs. Call 1300 941 900 or Email: jboorman@boormanlawyers.com.au
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