The only negative of appointing a solicitor for your drink driving case is that it will cost you however, if you have the financial means to pay for a solicitor or are able to obtain the funds to appoint a solicitor, it will certainly provide you with the best outcome at Court and may in the long term be cheaper than …
Is it worth getting a solicitor for drink driving?
You should speak to a solicitor for drink driving if: You intend to plead not guilty and take the case to trial. Your breath alcohol reading is relatively high (90µg/100ml of breath or more), or there are aggravating features making the case more serious. You are at risk of a prison sentence.
How much does a lawyer cost for drink driving?
Only $230 incl GST (Auckland). Other Courts in Greater Auckland $287 incl GST. See if you have a possible defence to your charge. Same-Day or after-hours appointment available.
How can I get out of a drink driving charge UK?
The actual penalty you get is up to the magistrates who hear your case, and depends on your offence. You may be able to reduce your ban by taking a drink-drive rehabilitation scheme (DDRS) course if you’re banned from driving for 12 months or more. It’s up to the court to offer this.
Can you just get a fine for drink driving?
A drink driving charge doesn’t always mean a ban
Just because you are over the drink driving limit does not mean you are guilty of drink driving. … The minimum driving disqualification is 12 months. The court can also impose a fine, community service or custodial sentence.
Can you get off a drink driving ban?
It is possible to avoid a disqualification when convicted of drink driving if ‘special reasons’ not to endorse or disqualify can be successfully established. Any special reason put forward to the court asking them not to endorse or disqualify must relate directly to the commission of the drink driving offence.
Do drink driving cases go to court?
If you plead not guilty to a drink driving offence, then a date will be set for a trial at the Magistrates’ Court. You can continue to drive until this date. Your solicitor will determine the best defence in your particular case, arguing your case in court.
How long does it take to go to court after drink driving?
Some suspects may be bailed for a couple of weeks but others may not be required to go back for their results until month(s) later which clearly affects the overall length of the case. As a general rule however, suspects can expect to wait around 6 weeks for the analysis of a sample.
How long does a court hearing take for drink driving?
How long will the hearing last? Hearings of this nature are normally fairly swift. 15 to 30 minutes is the norm.
How long do the police have to charge you with drink driving UK?
For offences of Drink Driving and Driving without Due Care and Attention the police have six months from the date of the alleged offences in which to either charge your son or lay an information at court (i.e. lodge paperwork and request a summons).
How many points is drink driving?
Being Drunk in Charge of a vehicle
Being guilty drunk in charge does not lead to automatic 12 months disqualification ( although it can at the discretion of the magistrates), but still results in 10 points on your licence.
What do you say at court for drink driving?
Drink Driving: Five Things You Should Say in Court if You Plead…
- I am guilty.
- I am sorry.
- I have no criminal convictions/a clean driving licence/a good driving record.
- A driving ban will affect me and other people because …
- Please can I do the drink drivers’ rehabilitation course.
What happens in court for drink driving UK?
it is likely you will receive a custodial sentence and go to prison as a result of being convicted. it is likely you will lose your job/livelihood as a result of being convicted. it is likely that your reputation will be greatly damaged as a result of being convicted.