How many demerit points do you get for drunk driving in New South Wales? There’s actually no demerit points at all for drink driving charges. But that doesn’t mean your license is going to be unaffected. Every charge of drink driving in New South Wales carries its own either suspension or disqualification, period.
The length of time you’ll be off the road depends on which offense you’ve been charged with. So, for example, a low range offense is going to have a shorter suspension period than what you’d get for a mid-range or high rate if your case is going to court. Usually there’s room for the magistrate to reduce how long you’re going to be off the road, but there are minimum if you’re going to court.
Usually there’s room for the magistrate to reduce how long you’re going to be off the road. But there are minimum periods. Sometimes in quite rare cases, the magistrate might even be able to waive the disqualification entirely.
This is one of these scenarios where it really depends on your particular circumstances. They’re going to be looking at what happened with the offense itself and what you traffic record is like. It’s probably a good one where it’s worth having a chat to a lawyer and seeing what might be possible.