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Do you know what to do if you’ve been charged with low range drink driving in NSW?

Low Range Drink Driving: I have been charged with low range drink driving. What do I do?

Facing criminal charges can be a daunting and distressing experience, especially regarding low range drink driving offences. Knowing the legal ramifications, possible defences and potential consequences is important if you are in such a situation in New South Wales (NSW).

In this comprehensive guide, Repute Law, one of Australia’s leading criminal law firms, provides invaluable insights into low range drink driving penalties in NSW. Drawing on our unparalleled expertise, we offer valuable insights to help you navigate this complex area of law. With our unwavering support, we’ll ensure you receive the best possible outcome for your case.

Understanding Low Range Drink Driving Offences

In NSW, low range drink driving is classified as having a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) between 0.05 and 0.079. Even though it is considered a less severe offence, it still carries significant penalties and legal implications. If you are charged with low range drink driving, seeking professional legal advice immediately to understand your options is essential.

Possible Defences

While each case is unique, several defences can be explored to challenge low range drink driving charges. Repute Law’s experienced Senior Criminal Defence Lawyers can help you navigate these defences, including disputing the accuracy of breath or blood tests, questioning the legality of the way in which you were pulled over or arrested, or establishing a defence of honest and reasonable mistake. For a breath test to be admissible, the police must be able to prove that you were tested within 2 hours of driving and the police are also prohibited from demanding a breath test of a driver at their home (the home safe rule). It is essential to consult with a knowledgeable legal expert to determine the most suitable defence strategy for your specific circumstances.

Consequences of Low Range Drink Driving Charges

Consequences for low range drink driving can be significant including fines, licence suspension, a criminal record in some instances, as well as mandatory participation in alcohol education programs and the imposition of interlock devices in certain cases.

Loss of licence, particularly if it results in a criminal record, might tarnish your reputation, impact your employment prospects and even limit your ability to travel internationally. With the stakes so high, it is imperative to engage the expertise of Repute Law’s Senior Criminal Defence Lawyers, who possess unrivalled knowledge and experience in handling low range drink driving cases.

Why Choose Repute Law?

At Repute Law, we understand the complexities of traffic and criminal law and the importance of exceptional client service. Unlike other firms, we are proud to be one of the only law firms composed entirely of Senior Criminal Defence Lawyers.

We firmly believe that every client deserves the best possible outcome, which is why we also provide a dedicated Case Concierge®, who is also a qualified lawyer, to support and advise you throughout your case. We ensure that you are Court Ready® by thoroughly preparing you for your Court appearance. This includes things like how to address the Court and guidance on Court proceedings.


Repute Law’s team of Senior Criminal Defence Lawyers brings vast experience and unparalleled expertise to your defence. We have successfully defended countless clients against criminal charges and consistently achieved exceptional outcomes.

By engaging Repute Law at the earliest opportunity, our Senior Criminal Defence Lawyers can promptly gather evidence, interview witnesses and prepare the best possible defence. Our team will negotiate with the police, aiming to minimise reputational loss by seeking to have the charges reduced or even dismissed without going to court. Early representation could mean the difference between losing or keeping your licence.

Contact Repute Law today to receive immediate assistance and ensure the best possible resolution for your low range drink driving case.

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