Quick Answer: What Happens If You Plead Not Guilty To Drink Driving?

What is mid range drink driving?

Mid Range Drink Driving.

The offence of mid range PCA is committed by a person who drives a motor vehicle on a public road with a blood alcohol concentration from 0.08 to 0.149..

Should I plead guilty to drink driving?

In NSW (and indeed, in all of Australia), drink driving offences are treated very seriously. … In the vast majority of drink-driving offences, there is no benefit to pleading not guilty. Pleading guilty will result in a discounted penalty.

How do you fight a drink driving charge?

How to Beat a Drink Driving ChargeHonest and reasonable mistake.Blood alcohol level was lower at the time of driving.Police procedure had not been properly complied with.Police cannot prove that the person was driving or attempting to put the vehicle in motion.

How long does drink driving take to go to court?

As a general rule however, suspects can expect to wait around 6 weeks for the analysis of a sample. Once the police have a positive result, then the investigation is complete and a formal charge can be brought. When a suspect is charged the police will release them on bail to attend the Magistrates’ Court.

Do you get banned straight away for drink driving?

Once the investigation is complete the police will usually detain you until you’ve “sobered up”. If charged with an offence you will most likely be released on bail and asked to appear in court in three to five weeks’ time. You will be allowed to drive once you’re under the prescribed limit.

Is it worth getting a solicitor for drink driving?

You should speak to a solicitor for drink driving if: Your breath alcohol reading is relatively high (90µg/100ml of breath or more), or there are aggravating features making the case more serious. You are at risk of a prison sentence. You are not confident enough to speak in court and put your case.

What is the difference between PCA and DUI?

What is the difference between a PCA (‘Prescribed Concentration of Alcohol’) and DUI (‘Driving Under the Influence’) charge? PCA and DUI charges both concern a person who has operated a vehicle on a road related area while under the influence of alcohol.

What happens when you get charged with a DUI?

A first offense DUI in California is a misdemeanor typically punished by 3 to 5 years of probation, $390.00 to $1000.00 in fines plus penalty assessments, DUI school, a 6-month driver’s license suspension, and installation of an ignition interlock device. … The driver requests a California DMV hearing and wins it, AND.

What does it mean if you plead not guilty?

A plea of not guilty means you believe you have not violated the law. When you plead not guilty, the Judge will set a date for trial. … You may represent yourself at trial. If you plead not guilty and later decide to change your plea to guilty, you must reappear in court before the Judge in order to do so.

Will I go to jail for high range drink driving?

A person found guilty of high range drink driving faces a fine of $3,300 for a first offence and up to $5,500 for a second or subsequent offence. This offence can attract a prison term of up to 18 months for a first offence and up to two years for a second or subsequent offence.

How long have the police got to charge you with drink driving?

six monthsFor offences of Drink Driving and Driving without Due Care and Attention the police have six months from the date of the alleged offences in which to either charge your son or lay an information at court (i.e. lodge paperwork and request a summons).

How can police prove drink driving?

The police have the power to require the provision of specimens of breath, blood or urine when investigation whether a drink drive offence has taken place.