What is the likely penalty / punishment for a second drink driving offence?FAQ
I have been caught drink driving and unfortunately it is my second offence. What is the likely penalty / punishment the Court can impose?
If the previous offence occurred within the last 10 years, the minimum punishment that the Court will impose is a 3 year driving ban. This can be extended for more serious cases. There will also be a fine and the option for community service, a curfew order or a prison sentence.
If the previous offence occurred more than 10 years, it will be regarded as spent and the minimum penalty is a 1 year driving ban, subject to the level of alcohol recorded.