High Range PCA is an offence that is committed by a person who drives or operates a vehicle on a public road, with a blood alcohol concentration above 0.15. This is viewed as an extremely severe crime, meaning that a term of imprisonment is a real possibility, even for first time offenders.  Section 10 is rarely an option which is considered by the courts in a case of High Range PCA.

 Penalties

First Offence

  • Criminal conviction is recorded (criminal record)
  • Maximum fine: $3,300
  • Minimum disqualification under interlock: 6 months
  • Maximum disqualification under interlock: 9 months
  • Interlock period: 2 years
  • Maximum prison sentence: 18 months

Second or Subsequent Offence

  • Criminal conviction is recorded (criminal record)
  • Maximum fine: $5,500
  • Minimum disqualification under interlock: 9 months
  • Maximum disqualification under interlock: 12 months
  • Interlock period: 4 years
  • Maximum prison sentence: 2 years

Every PCA case if different, thus the approach taken and the advice given by a lawyer must be tailored to each individual case. It is therefore important to obtain professional legal advice from someone who is experienced in Drink Driving charges and is able to take all the necessary steps to defend your charge, or reduce the penalties that may be imposed. Our lawyers have the required experience and expertise to prepare for your case in order to obtain the best possible outcome. Contact us to schedule your consultation with one of our professional drink driving lawyers.

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