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NSW Drink Driving Offence - What Will Happen?

Discussion in 'Traffic Law Forum' started by axan, 4 June 2015.

  1. axan

    axan New Member

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    This is my first drink driving offence. I have a fairly good history on my drivers licence . My court date is in 3 weeks in Maitland court. I'm really worried about the outcome as I know I was really only drinking one beer

    Please can anyone give their opinion of what will happen to me. And can blood-thinning medication may increase the result, the level of alcohol in the blood?
     
  2. Ivy

    Ivy Well-Known Member

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    Hi Axan,

    What level of offence have you been charged with and under what circumstances? For example, were you randomly selected for breath testing or were you pulled over for erratic driving?

    The blood-thinning medication could alter the results of the blood test. Did you tell the person who administered the test that you were taking this medication?

    You should get in contact with Legal Aid NSW and get some legal advice from them before your hearing.

    Here is the list of penalties for PCA from the RMS website: http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/safety-rules/offences-penalties/drug-alcohol/index.html

    However as a starting point I think you should contact Legal Aid or a traffic lawyer and use the other links for extra information (or you could read them and take any questions to the Legal Aid lawyer).
     

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