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Responding to a drink driving charge

Changes to drink driving penalties in NSW were introduced in May 2019. From this date, if you are caught drink driving in NSW, at any level, police may suspend your licence immediately. 

Responding to a drink driving charge

Find information about responding to a drink driving charge at:

  • LawAccess NSW Representing Yourself: Driving offences and crime Responding to a charge - find out about how to respond to a driving offence, including checking what you have been charged with, negotiating with the police, pleading guilty or not guilty and going to court.

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