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Repeat Offender VIC

The law imposes severe penalties for repeat drink driving offenders. The usual penalty is imprisonment which may be from 6 months to 18 months.

Aside from that, repeat drink driving offenders might have to contend living without a car for some time.The motor vehicles of repeat drink driving offenders can be impounded or immobilized for at least 30 days if they have a 0.10 or higher blood alcohol concentration (BAC). 

Authorities are authorized to immediately suspend the license of repeat drink driving offenders provided that the previous license suspension occurred in less than 10 years. The immediate suspension takes effect upon being charged with a drink driving offense. The suspension can be appealed to the Magistrates Court.

Drink driving offenders need to go through a lot of steps before their license can be restored. These include undergoing blood tests, filing an application with the Magistrates Court for license restoration, court appearances, police interviews and rehabilitation.

Drink driving offences are considered "Major Offences" under the law and thus attract heavy fines, periods of licence disqualification and possibly terms of imprisonment.

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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