What are the penalties for drug driving?

What are the penalties for drug driving?


If you’ve been charged with drug driving you might be wondering what kinds of penalties you could face. The maximum penalty for drug driving is a fine of $1,100 and a disqualification period of six months. If it’s your second or subsequent drug driving offence you could be facing a penalty of $2,200 and a disqualification period of 12 months. As these penalties come with a criminal conviction they could affect your employment prospects as well as your ability to travel, but with the help of an experienced drug lawyer you can avoid a conviction altogether by getting the case dropped, or if you wish to plead guilty by getting what is known as a section 10, where you are guilty but no conviction is recorded on your criminal record, and there is no license disqualification or fine at all. A good drug lawyer will maximise your chances of getting a section 10 order by pointing out to the court that you are someone who is of good character, who is unlikely to reoffend, and who has a strong need for a driver license and a clean record. They can also guide you on how to get good character references. The lawyers at Sydney Drug Lawyers have an outstanding track record of getting drug driving cases dropped and achieving section 10 orders for clients. So call us today to arrange a free first appointment and see how our lawyers can help you.

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