How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Jo C. Your Own Question

Jo C.
Jo C., Barrister
Category: Law
Satisfied Customers: 31300
Experience:  Over 5 years in practice
Type Your Law Question Here...
Jo C. is online now

I lost my liscence in a n.ireland court.i did not hear one

Customer Question

I lost my liscence in a n.ireland court.i did not hear one word of what was being said,there being no sound solicitor,being a bankrupt and not allowed in court sent alonga"cub"graduate.iread about the case in the local paper and to my horror found I was disgracefully defended.I am an invalide,have to take various medications which I take at night.On the day I was arrested there was a high pollen count and I suffer dreadfully from sinusitis.Iprepared a casserole tasted an open bottle of wine to see was it ok to use .it seemed ok so I plonked it in and put it to oneside to marinade.I wanted to go into Dunnes Stores,5 away.i had some night nurse which I use for sinus sometimes.i swallowed maybe 1/2 a bottle because I thought by the time iget back that will have kicked in and I can perhaps have a little rest wen I come back.I suffer from acid reflux,have oesophitis and so avoid acid food and I don't drink alcohol.apparently I burped when the assistant was helping me with the chair.anyway she reported me to the police who(miraculously)appeared on the scene ,tapped my window at the lights 200 yards away.he said a member of staff had reported me having a smell of drink and so I did the usual and found to be 8 points over limit.i had burped again and I found this vile stuff coming into my mouth.For one awful moment I thought I was going to be sick.the police left me home and chatted and laughted with us.they said they were surprised because they did not get a smell of drink off me.we chatted about teeth implants because I was in the midst of the work being done.i was wearing a temporary plate stuck in with Polygrip and I was sort of lisping and tripping over some words.I was not worried because I was a non drinker.i must mention that I had been on juiced food only as I had no bite.i gave all this information plus a full and complete file from my doctor on my state of health and what medication I was taking to my solicitor.Not one word of this was mentioned in court.How do I get a full transcript of the court case.even the policeman did not stand up for me and in fact apparently said I appeared to be drunk in the shop,never mentioned the member of staff.He said I appeared confused and was slurring my speech!!
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.

Thank you for your question . My name is Jo and I will try to help with this.

I am sorry for the delay you've experienced.

How can I help with this?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I would like your opinion on whether I should appeal or do have a case worth spending money on.should I take the case to another solicitor-anything

Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.
Is it right to say that you were disqualified for drink driving?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

yes but I am not contesting question is,if you read my account again surely my explanation of how it got there deserves to be used in my defence/.speaking as an expert is this case worth appealing?

Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.
I'm really sorry if I'm missing the point but at this stage I am not sure what your complaint is?

You accept the offence? A ban is mandatory.

What is the mitigation in the arrest?

What Customers are Saying:

  • Thank you so much for your help. Your answers were really useful and came back so quickly. Great! Maggie
< Previous | Next >
  • Thank you so much for your help. Your answers were really useful and came back so quickly. Great! Maggie
  • A quick response, a succinct and helpful answer in simple English. I believe I can now confront the counter party with confidence -- worth the 30 bucks! Rick
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther

Meet The Experts:

  • Jo C.

    Jo C.


    Satisfied Customers:

    Over 5 years in practice
< Previous | Next >
  • Jo C.'s Avatar

    Jo C.


    Satisfied Customers:

    Over 5 years in practice
  • Ben Jones's Avatar

    Ben Jones

    UK Lawyer

    Satisfied Customers:

    Qualified Solicitor - Please start your question with 'For Ben Jones'
  • Buachaill's Avatar



    Satisfied Customers:

    Barrister 17 years experience
  • Max Lowry's Avatar

    Max Lowry


    Satisfied Customers:

    LLB, 10 years post qualification experience
  • UK_Lawyer's Avatar



    Satisfied Customers:

    I am a qualified solicitor and an expert in UK law.
  • Kasare's Avatar



    Satisfied Customers:

    Solicitor, 10 yrs plus experience in civil litigation, employment and family law
  • Joshua's Avatar



    Satisfied Customers:

    LL.B (Hons), Higher Prof. Dip. Law & Practice