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There are strict drink driving penalties if you are caught over the limit
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However, it is extremely unlikely (although not impossible) that any mitigation put forward will avoid a ban.

The Court must also take into account any previous offences, for example, if there has been a previous drink driving conviction within 10 years, any disqualification must be a minimum of 3 years.

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Fines and penalties for driving offences

The penalty for exceeding the 0.04 alcohol limit while driving with kids under 16 will more than double. Motorists will incur an immediate seven-day driving suspension on a first offence. The same will go for anyone refusing a sobriety test.

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Your interstate or overseas licence can not be cancelled or suspended by any Victorian law, court or authority. This means you can continue to use your interstate licence outside of Victoria even if you are ineligible to drive in Victoria. If you are disqualified from obtaining a Victorian licence this means it is illegal to drive in Victoria even if you hold a licence issued in another jurisdiction. Interstate licence holders may find that their home-state licencing authority has the power to cancel or suspend their interstate drivers licence if they become disqualified from driving in Victoria. You are entitled to use your interstate licence anywhere outside of Victoria for so long as it has not been cancelled or suspended by your state licencing authority. Driving in Victoria during a period of disqualification is an offence punishable by imprisonment. Victorian law can not prevent you from using a non-Victorian licence in other states, i.e. Victorian courts can not stop you using your NSW or UK licence in other states and they have no power to take away your interstate licence. Also, the police can not give a notice of immediate licence suspension to a person who does not hold a Victorian licence. A person who holds a licence issued in another state is not eligible to do any of the re-licensing steps in order to be permitted to drive in Victoria at the completion of their disqualification period. This means they do not need to apply to a Magistrates Court or complete a drink driving education program before resuming driving in Victoria.

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This is entirely at the discretion of the Court but any Defendant who is given the option to attend, should do so as it would normally result in any disqualification period being reduced by not less than 3 months and not more than 25%.

To be eligible for the course, the Defendant must have been convicted of one of the following offences:

> Causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs;
> Driving or in charge whilst unfit through drink or drugs;
> Driving or being in charge with excess alcohol;
> Failing to provide a specimen for analysis.

The cost of the course must be paid for by the Defendant, in advance, and it must be completed when a period of time is specified by the Court.

Upon satisfactory completion, a certificate will be given and the Court will notify the DVLA to update the Defendant’s record.

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The length of disqualification is at the discretion of the Court and the information above is by way of a guideline only. It is quite possible that the length of the ban can be reduced if a strong plea of mitigation is put forward. This will also result in a lower fine. Although the Court does have the option to reduce a ban by 25% if the Defendant attends a drink drive rehabilitation course, this is not automatic and the Court may take some persuading to allow this opportunity.

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The punishment depends on the actual allegation. For being in charge of a vehicle, if in exceptional circumstances a driving ban is not imposed, the range of penalty points is between 3 and 11. However, a mandatory ban is the punishment for driving or attempting to drive.

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Another key element to the legislation is extending the look-back period for impaired driving penalties to 10 years from five, which allows SGI to administer harsher penalties for repeat offenders.