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Drug Driving

Sydney Lawyers For Drug Driving: Expert Guidance from Invictus Legal


Drug driving offences in Sydney can be complex and stressful. At Invictus Legal, we specialise in providing comprehensive legal assistance for those facing drug driving charges. Our team is committed to understanding each client's unique situation, offering tailored advice and robust representation. We prioritise clear communication to ensure that you are fully informed about the legal process and your options. With Invictus Legal, you gain the advantage of experienced professionals dedicated to safeguarding your rights and striving for the best possible outcome in your case.

Let Invictus Legal be your guide on the journey to justice. Contact us at 0410 600 230 for expert representation in your Drug-driving situation.

Types of Drug Driving Offences in Sydney


In Sydney, drug driving laws are stringent and cover a variety of offences, which include:

  • Driving while in the presence of illicit drugs.

  • Driving under the influence of drugs.

  • Refusing to undergo a drug test.

  • Tampering with a drug test.

  • Driving recklessly or dangerously while under the influence of drugs.

  • Causing bodily harm or death while drug driving.

  • Possessing drugs while driving.

  • Driving with the presence of prescribed drugs above legal limits.

  • Driving after consuming drugs in a manner inconsistent with a legal prescription.

  • Allowing someone under the influence of drugs to operate a vehicle.

  • Manufacturing or distributing drugs within a vehicle.

  • Possession of drug paraphernalia in a vehicle.

  • Repeat drug driving offences.

Penalties for Drug Driving Offences in Sydney

The penalties for drug driving offences in Sydney are severe and vary based on the nature of the offence and whether it is a first or subsequent offence. These penalties include:

  • Heavy Fines and Demerit Points:

    • First offence: Maximum penalty of $2,200 fine.

    • Second or subsequent offence: Maximum penalty of $3,300 fine.

  • Licence Suspension or Disqualification:

    • First offence for driving with illicit drugs: Minimum 3 months, maximum 6 months.

    • Second or subsequent offence for driving with illicit drugs: Minimum 6 months, maximum 12 months.

  • Mandatory Education or Rehabilitation Programs: Often required as part of the sentencing to promote safe driving habits.

  • Community Service Orders: May be given as an alternative or in addition to fines.

  • Imprisonment for Serious Offences: In cases involving harm to others or extensive property damage.

  • Increased Penalties for Repeat Offenders: Higher fines and longer disqualification periods.

  • Compulsory Drug Testing for Future Driving: Required to ensure the safety of the driver and others on the road.

  • Vehicle Impoundment or Forfeiture: Particularly in cases of repeated or severe offences.

  • Criminal Record: Can impact various aspects of personal and professional life.

  • Increased Insurance Premiums: Convictions typically lead to higher car insurance costs.

  • Restrictions on International Travel: Some countries may deny entry to individuals with criminal records.

  • Employment Consequences: Especially for roles requiring driving or maintaining a clean record.

  • Social Stigma and Personal Consequences: Impacting personal relationships and community standing.

These penalties highlight the seriousness with which Sydney treats drug driving offences, underscoring the importance of legal advice and representation in such cases.

Why Choose Invictus Legal for Your Drug Driving Case in Sydney?


Selecting the right legal team is crucial in drug-driving cases. Invictus Legal stands out with:

  • Expertise in Drug Driving Law: Deep understanding of Sydney’s drug driving laws.

  • Personalised Legal Strategies: Tailored approaches for each client's unique situation.

  • Proven Track Record: A history of successful outcomes in drug-driving cases.

  • Comprehensive Legal Support: From legal advice to representation in court.

  • Client-Centric Approach: Prioritising your needs and keeping you informed at every step.

  • Commitment to Justice: Dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for you.




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