DUI Penalties in NSW

Below you will find two sets of tables outlining DUI penalties pursuant to their specific offence and relevant to whether or not it is a first offence or second or subsequent offence.

You will see that there is a “Maximun Fine” penalty which outlines the maximum monetary fine that a Court can impose for a specific offence.

Also you will see that there is a “Maximum Jail” penalty which highlights the potential maximum sentence that a Court can impose for a specific offence.

In relation to the period of suspension for an offence there is an “Automatic Disqualification” period and a “Minimum Disqualification” period. Basically the difference between these two disqualification penalties is that if you turn up to Court without any preparation, no charcater references, not arguing any extenuating circumstances and having made no attempt to educate, rehabilitate or prevent such behaviour from occurring again then you will more than likely be looking at receiving the “Automatic Disqualification” period or even higher.

However, if you decide to engage our legal representation we will sit down with you and carefully devise a strategic plan to obtain the best result possible. By choosing our firm to act on your behalf will will give you every opportunity to getting a better outcome for you matter.

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Drink Driving & DUI Penalties NSW – 1st Major Offence

Offence

Maximum fine

Maximum jail

Automatic
  Disqualification

Minimum
  Disqualification

Novice Range PCA (0.00 –0.019)

$1,100

Nil

6 months

3 months

Special Range PCA (0.020 – 0.049)

$1,100

Nil

6 months

3 months

Low Range PCA (0.050 – 0.079)

$1,100

Nil

6 months

3 months

Middle Range PCA (0.080 – 0.149)

$2,200

9 months

12 months

6 months

High Range PCA (over 0.150)

$3,300

18 months

3 years

12 months

Driving Under the Influence

(DUI)

$2,200

9 months

12 months

6 months

Refuse Breath Test

$1,100

Nil

6 months

Nil

Refuse Breath Analysis

$3,300

18 months

3 years

12 months

Wilfully Alter Blood Concentration

$3,300

18 months

3 years

12 months

 

Drink Driving & DUI Penalties NSW – 2nd Major Offence

Offence

Maximum Fine

Maximum Jail

Automatic
  Disqualification

Minimum
  Disqualification

Novice Range PCA (0.00 – 0.019)

$2,200

Nil

12 months

6 months

Special Range PCA (0.020 – 0.049)

$2,200

Nil

12 months

6 months

Low Range PCA (0.050 – 0.079)

$2,200

Nil

12 months

6 months

Middle Range PCA (0.080-0.149)

$3,300

12 months

3 years

12 months

High Range PCA (over 0.150)

$5,500

2 years

5 years

2 years

Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

$3,300

12 months

3 years

12 months

Refuse Breath Test

$1,100

Nil

Refuse Breath Analysis

$5,500

2 years

5 years

2 years

Wilfully Alter Blood Concentration

$5,500

2 years

 5 years  2 years

 

New Alcohol Interlock Penalties Serious Offenders

Minimum
  Disqualification

Minimum
  Disqualification

Maximum
  Disqualification

Minimum
  Interlock Period

Novice Range (2nd Offence)

1 month

3 months

12 months

Special Range (2nd Offence)

1 month

3 months

12 months

Low Range (2nd Offence)

1 month

3 months

12 months

Middle Range (2nd Offence)

6 months

9 months

24 months

High Range (1st Offence)

6 months

9 months

24 months

High Range (2nd Offence)

9 months

12 months

48 months

Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

(2nd Offence)

6 months

9 months

 24 months

Refuse Breath Analysis  (1st Offence)

6 months

9 months

24 months

Refuse Breath Analysis  (2nd Offence)

9 months

12 months

48 months

 

 

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