Alcohol & DUI
Driving Tests conducted overseas proved that alcohol and marijuana adversly effect a driver's performance.
Drivers are prohibited from driving under the influence of drugs such as Marijuana, Amphetamines, Ecstasy, Morphine or Cocaine, unless they have been prescribed by a doctor, or purchased from a chemist.
While most prescription medication and chemist doses are so low as normally not to effect driving, it is best to heed any warnings on the packet or your doctor's advice. Abusing prescription medication may cause intoxication.
Alcohol & DUI
THIS IS OUR WRITER'S OPINION OF A GENEREAL NATURE AND CAN NOT BE RELIED ON WITHOUT CONSULTASTION IN RESPECT OF YOUR PARTICULAR MATTER
Provisional or Learner's Licence
Persons holding a provisional Licence or Learner's Licence are not permitted to drive with a blood alcohol level over 0.0%.
Person's holding a driver's licence are permitted to drive with a alcohol level of up to 0.05%.
High Range PCA
If a driver has a high range of alocohol, being a reading of 0.15% or more, the Local Court is obliged to assume it should impose a term of imprisionment, and then consider any factors why it should not impose such a sentance.
Convictions for these offences generally means the driver is disqualified from driving for a period of time. All these offences carry fines. Alcohol levels of 0.05% carry terms of imprisionment.
In fact, there are severe consequences for driving while disqualifed, and "doing a friend a favour" or "going to work" are not defences.
A Driver's Licence may be cancelled or suspended, or a driver may be disqualified from holding a driving licence, for a number of reasons.
We may be able to assist a driver in these circumstances
If a driver is disqualified in NSW, the disqualification applies in all other States.
If a driver is disqualified in any other State, the disqualification applies in NSW.
Disqualified Drivers are sometimes asked to drive by intoxicated friends as "they have nothing to lose".