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To convict you of a drive vehicle with illicit drug present in blood charge, the police must prove each of the following matters beyond a reasonable doubt:
The court can impose any of the following penalties:
The likely penalty based on NSW Judicial Commission Statistics for an offence of this nature in the mid- range of seriousness if heard in the Local Court is likely to be a fine of $400.
For first time offenders the likely penalty is $500.
The Local Court has jurisdiction to make orders and determine applications for this matter, except where the defendant is under 18 years of age at the time the application is made. The District Court has jurisdiction where an application by or on behalf of the person for whose protection an apprehended violence order (AVO) is sought has been dismissed by the Local Court or the Children’s Court.