SACStat Magistrates' Court

illicit drugs found in a blood test within 3 hours of driving or being in charge of a motor vehicle

Road Safety Act 1986 (Vic) s 49(1)(i), Data for Magistrates' Court, 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2021

Note that a charge is a single proven count of an offence. A case is a collection of one or more charges (of any offence) against a person sentenced at the one hearing.

All Cases % Sentence Type

Sentence TypePercentage
All
(n=507)
Males Only
(n=407)
Females Only
(n=100)
Ages 18-19
(n=7)
Ages 20-24
(n=82)
Ages 25-34
(n=191)
Ages 35-44
(n=123)
Ages 45-56
(n=76)
Ages 55+
(n=28)
Imprisonment21.7%24.8%9.0%28.6%20.7%27.2%22.0%11.8%10.7%
Partially Suspended Sentence0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Wholly Suspended Sentence0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Youth Justice Centre Order0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Community Correction Order19.1%17.9%24.0%0.0%25.6%18.8%20.3%13.2%17.9%
Intensive Correction Order0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Community-based Order0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Fine46.5%45.5%51.0%14.3%39.0%43.5%43.9%64.5%60.7%
Other1.6%1.7%1.0%0.0%0.0%2.1%3.3%0.0%0.0%
ADU/Discharge/Dismissal11.0%10.1%15.0%57.1%14.6%8.4%10.6%10.5%10.7%

All Charges % Sentence Type

Charges – Sentence TypePercentage
All (n=513)
Imprisonment5.1%
Partially Suspended Sentence0.0%
Wholly Suspended Sentence0.0%
Youth Justice Centre Order0.0%
Community Correction Order24.6%
Intensive Correction Order0.0%
Community-based Order0.0%
Fine56.3%
Other1.0%
ADU/Discharge/Dismissal13.1%

Imprisonment Length

CASES, Imprisonment – Total Effective Sentence

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 110
< 331.8%
3 < 626.4%
6 < 1221.8%
12 < 187.3%
18 < 246.4%
24 < 365.5%
36 +0.9%

CASES, Imprisonment – Non-Parole Period

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 110
No NPP85.5%
< 30.0%
3 < 60.0%
6 < 124.5%
12 < 187.3%
18 < 241.8%
24 < 360.9%
36 +0.0%

CHARGES, Imprisonment – by Aggregation

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 26
AggregateNon-Aggregate
< 330.8%0.0%
3 < 626.9%0.0%
6 < 123.8%0.0%
12 < 1815.4%0.0%
18 < 2411.5%0.0%
24 +11.5%0.0%

Partially Suspended Sentence Length

CASES, Partially Suspended Sentence – Total Effective Sentence

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 0
< 30.0%
3 < 60.0%
6 < 120.0%
12 < 180.0%
18 < 240.0%
24 < 360.0%
36 +0.0%

CHARGES, Partially Suspended Sentence – by Aggregation

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 0
AggregateNon-Aggregate
< 30.0%0.0%
3 < 60.0%0.0%
6 < 120.0%0.0%
12 < 180.0%0.0%
18 < 240.0%0.0%
24 +0.0%0.0%

CHARGES, Partially Suspended Sentence – Part to Serve

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 0
AggregateNon-Aggregate
00.0%0.0%
< 10.0%0.0%
1 < 30.0%0.0%
3 < 60.0%0.0%
6 +0.0%0.0%

CHARGES, Wholly Suspended Sentence – by Aggregation

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 0
AggregateNon-Aggregate
< 30.0%0.0%
3 < 60.0%0.0%
6 < 120.0%0.0%
12 < 180.0%0.0%
18 < 240.0%0.0%
24 +0.0%0.0%

CHARGES, Community Correction Order Length – by Aggregation

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 126
AggregateNon-Aggregate
< 30.0%0.0%
3 < 60.0%0.0%
6 < 120.0%5.6%
12 < 180.0%60.3%
18 < 240.0%25.4%
24 +0.0%8.7%

CHARGES, Intensive Correction Order Length – by Aggregation

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 0
AggregateNon-Aggregate
< 30.0%0.0%
3 < 60.0%0.0%
6 < 120.0%0.0%
12 < 180.0%0.0%
18 < 240.0%0.0%
24 +0.0%0.0%

CHARGES, Community-Based Order

Duration (months)Percentage
n = 0
< 30.0%
3 < 60.0%
6 < 120.0%
12 < 240.0%
24 +0.0%

CHARGES, Fine Amount – by Aggregation

Fine AmountPercentage
n = 289
AggregateNon-Aggregate
Less than $5003.8%6.2%
$500 < $1,00027.0%16.6%
$1,000 < $2,00033.2%2.1%
$2,000 < $3,0007.6%0.7%
$3,000 < $4,0002.4%0.0%
$4,000 < $5,0000.3%0.0%
$5,000 < $10,0000.0%0.0%
$10,000 < $20,0000.0%0.0%
$20,000 or more0.0%0.0%
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Last update 24 May 2022 © Sentencing Advisory Council, State of Victoria, 2022

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