Likely Penalties for Novice Range Drink Driving


he offence of Novice Range PCA is committed by a person who is the holder of either a learner licence or provisional licence who drives a motor vehicle on a public road with a blood alcohol concentration of above .00 and below .02.

What Penalty Am I Likely To Receive In My Novice Range Drink Driving Offence?

Fortunately, NSW Courts when sentencing offenders for Novice Range Drink Driving Offences take into account your unique circumstances (including your character, driving record and need for a licence) as well as the unique circumstances surrounding the offence. In other States, offenders are treated like a number – everyone receiving the same penalty irrespective of their personal circumstances.

This means the penalty you will receive at Court cannot precisely be predicted. However, the information on this page will give you a good idea of the range of penalties the court can impose. If you would like more personalised advice, please complete the form at the bottom of this page and we will give you our expert advice free of charge.

Maximum Penalties For Novice Range Drink Driving

First major offence committed in NSW within the last 5 years

  • Maximum fine of $1100

Second or subsequent major offence committed in NSW within the last 5 years

  • Maximum fine of $2200

Automatic And Minimum Periods Of Disqualification

In all Novice Range Drink Driving offences the court has the discretion not to record a conviction against you. If the court decides not to record a conviction, you will not be disqualified from driving or have to pay a fine. If the court does convict you the following penalties apply:

First major offence committed in NSW within the last 5 years

  • The minimum disqualification period is 3 months.
  • The automatic disqualification period is 6 months.

Second or subsequent major offence committed in NSW within the last 5 years

  • The minimum disqualification period is 6 months.
  • The automatic disqualification period is 12 months.

Sentencing Statistics

Penalty Types for all Novice Range Offenders (1515 cases)

Disqualification Periods for Novice Range Offenders (875 cases):

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WHERE TO NEXT?

In NSW, traffic offences are treated seriously. Therefore, it is important to get competent legal advice as early as possible, whether you have received a penalty notice, had your licence suspended or been charged with a serious offence. Our lawyers are highly experienced and understand the difficulties you face without a licence. We can guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.

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