The penalty for drink driving may be a fine, driving ban or imprisonment, depending on the severity of the offence and the discretion of the Courts.
There are also other actions that the Court can impose, such as referring you to a drink driving rehabilitation course, which you would have to pay for; community service; and a curfew order, which would require you to be present at a certain place on specific days of the week for a set period of time.
The punishment that an offender receives will be in line with certain guidelines, as follows:
In charge of a vehicle while alcohol level above limit or unfit through drink (DR40 or DR50):
Driving or attempting to drive with alcohol level above limit or unfit through drink (D10 or DR20):
Failure to provide specimen for analysis (DR30, DR60 or DR70):
If you are facing a fine, driving ban or imprisonment, you will need professional legal help to take you through the necessary steps for a successful defence or penalty reduction.