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In Australia if your BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) shows a reading of 0.150 or more on breath analysis or blood analysis at the time of driving or while you are just about to operate your vehicle you can be convicted of High Range Drink Driving.
The following criteria have been declared by the Court of Criminal Appeal as an established guideline for courts nationwide in passing sentence for this offence.
The severity of the penalties is obvious from the fact that even for someone who has committed such offence for the first time, a conviction could carry consequences like, the possibility of being jailed, fines of up to $3,300 and driving restrictions of up to 3 years. The driving restrictions can be reduced, but not before serving 12 months suspension.
The law gets harsher in case of drink driving repeat offence within 5 years. There can be an increased possibility of being jailed and that too for a lengthier period of time. The fines also can amount or $5,500. Similarly the period of mandatory license suspension may extend up to 5 years. This period can be reduced, but cannot be less than 2 years in any case.
The Guideline Judgments mostly help in evaluating the circumstances of the ordinary cases or act as the basis of factors common to most high range matters. It’s important for you to know if your particular circumstances qualify to fall in the category of the ‘ordinary case’, as in case the circumstances of your offence are beyond the ‘ordinary case’ the court may assess your case on the basis of High Range matters criteria. In such cases the courts usually assess the moral implications involved in the offence and impose penalties accordingly. Looking at the circumstances in which the offence took place, whether there was an accident, irregular driving and take into account how far above 0.150 the reading was, the court will make an assessment as to the moral implications. Higher the moral implications, the harsher will be the penalties.
There is always a possibility of compulsory community service and suspended prison sentences, due to the gravity of the offence or if the guidelines provided for the suggested sentences so demand.
The Possibility of varied Blood Alcohol Reading
There is always a strong possibility that the blood alcohol readings may vary depending on various factors. It is only when the alcohol is fully absorbed into your blood system, your BAC results show the highest readings. The usual tenure for the alcohol to be fully absorbed in your blood is about 20 to 40 minutes. The absorption time may differ from individual to individual depending on a number of factors including your food intake, your metabolism rate, age, weight, fitness and other factors.
So if you were arrested driving while the alcohol was not fully absorbed, there is a strong possibility that your reading might have increased by the time you were asked to take the breath analysis.
When you are confronted with such grave consequences related to drinking and driving, investing a little in a personal breathalyzer would be a wise move to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones.
Richard Jacobs is a chief editor since early 2007, and he currently works for www.myduiattorney.org A website that helps you to find the right DUI lawyer, you can search for a Phoenix DUI Lawyer
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