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Mid-Range Drink Driving SA

Category 2 drink driving offence is committed when a person drives a motor vehicle or attempts to drive it with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 to below 0.15.

The penalties are a fine of not less than $900 and not more than $1300, 5 demerit points and license disqualification for not less than 6 months.

It is important to be represented by a lawyer if charged with a drink driving offence, especially with category 2 because the penalties are quite heavy. A lawyer can argue in court for the judge to lower the disqualification to less than the minimum period but not less than one month by providing evidence that the offense is trifling.

A lawyer may also prove that there was really no intention on the part of the accused to drive the motor vehicle or that the reading of the BAC is inaccurate or inadmissible as evidence, thus, rendering the case against the accused without a leg to stand on.

Disclaimer : This article is just a summary of the subject matter being discussed and should not be regarded as a comprehensive legal advice for you to defend yourself alone. If you are charged with criminal offences, it is recommended that you seek legal assistance from criminal lawyers.


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