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WA Will Drink Driving Charge Appear on Federal Police Clearance?

Discussion in 'Traffic Law Forum' started by Jaimi, 12 April 2016.

  1. Jaimi

    Jaimi Member

    12 April 2016
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    Just wondering...I had a WA police clearance in 2012 which did not list my drink driving charge (which occurred in 2011). It came up as clear! I am now applying for a federal clearance - will it show? And why wouldn't it have shown on my state clearance?

  2. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

    16 April 2014
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    Hi Jaimi,

    If you were convicted of drink driving I would have thought that it would appear on your state check. However different Australian states handle some traffic offences as traffic offences and some make them criminal records. I have a feeling that in WA, over a certain BAC like 0.15 - for which the maximum penalty is a jail sentence would be considered a criminal offence, but perhaps just over 0.05 would not be considered as such. Its hard to say.

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