What is the NSW Mandatory Alcohol Interlock Program?

Since 1 February 2015 extremely strict laws have come into force in respect of convicted serious and repeat drink driving offenders, requiring the court to impose an Alcohol Interlock Program in certain circumstances. Whilst an exemption can also be ordered, the circumstances of an exemption order are strict.

If you have been charged with a serious driving offence or a second offence within 3 years you should immediately seek legal advice to ascertain whether you may be eligible to escape an Alcohol Interlock Program order.

  1. What is an Alcohol Interlock Device?
  2. In what circumstances does a court make an Alcohol Interlock order?
  3. What is the basis of obtaining an exemption order?