Notice of Intention to Allege Previous Conviction
If you are charged with a repeat offence, you may receive a notice of intention alleging previous conviction. Notices alleging previous criminal and traffic histories are an aggravating feature and may make you liable to a greater penalty upon conviction.
A notice of intention to allege previous conviction is often recognised with two types of offences. The first relates to traffic matters, such as those of driving under the influence of alcohol or driving under the influence of a dangerous drug. As an example, you may receive this notice if you have driven a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol within the previous five years and again are convicted of a similar offence.
You may also received this notice with domestic violence related offences. As an example, you may received a notice if you have been previously breached for a contravention of a domestic violence order and are again convicted of a similar offence.
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