Drink driving in Australia has more serious consequences than you think!

Drink driving is a serious traffic violation in Australia and is considered a crime. If convicted, the driver will face severe penalties, including:

  • Immediate suspension: During the suspension period, the driver will be unable to drive any vehicle, including cars, trucks, and motorcycles. The suspension period is typically one year, but it may be longer if the driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is high or they have a history of drunk driving.
  • Fine: The amount of the fine varies depending on the circumstances.
  • Installation of an alcohol interlock device: An alcohol interlock device is a device installed in a vehicle that can detect the driver’s BAC. If the driver’s BAC exceeds a certain level, the vehicle will not start.
  • Criminal record: A criminal record can have a significant impact on the driver’s future, including employment, travel, and immigration.

If you have any legal questions regarding drink driving, please contact us immediately. Our Traffic Offence Lawyers will answer your legal questions and provide you with professional strategies to safeguard your rights.

*Disclaimer: The above content is provided as general legal knowledge and should not be taken as specific advice for your individual situation. The law is complex, and we strongly recommend consulting professional legal advice. Canaan Lawyers shall not be held liable for any loss or damage caused by the information contained or omitted in the above content.