Drug Lawyers In Sydney & Parramatta
You will be charged with drive under the influence of drugs if you are found:
- Driving on a road or road related area;
- Under the influence of a drug (whether it is prohibited or not).
The police will provide a medical report that suggests that the amount of drug detected in your system would have likely impaired your driving ability.
What are the penalties for Drive under the influence of drugs?
For a first offence, the maximum penalty is 9 months imprisonment and/or a fine of $2,200. The automatic period of disqualification is 12 months, with a minimum of 6 months. For a second or subsequent offence, the maximum penalty is 12 months imprisonment and/or $3,300 fine. The automatic period of disqualification is 3 years, with a minimum of 12 months. Upon conviction, the disqualification periods will apply, unless the court decides to deal with your matter pursuant to section 10 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act. To find out more about a section 10, click here.
Generally, penalties that a court can impose for any criminal offence in NSW are:
- Section 10 – No conviction recorded
- Section 9 – Good behaviour bond
- Community service order
- Section 12 – Suspended sentence
- Intensive correction order
- Home detention
- Prison sentence
Penalties for driving under the influence of drug or alcohol and driving with the presence of a drug