I was advised by the on-call solicitor to just use a duty solicitor. However whilst I appreciate that I don't warrant and special dispensation, I am horribly aware I was in charge of a child at the time. I also know that North Wales police and system tends to be harsh. I don't understand why my breath test was as high as it was and I did not know I could request blood or urine tests and was not offered one, although I was offered a solicitor but at the time I didn't think that would help as I was just desperate to get out of there and get to the child and thought if I had to wait for one it would take even longer. Obviously I no longer have a job so looking for one iwth a driving ban will be tricky so income will be a problem as my partner is now on SSP. I am very scared that I may go to prison and my parents think that I may benefit from paying for someone to stand up for me rather than relying on a duty solicitor who may not have time to prepare, if indeed there is anything to prepare for.
What should I do? Rely on a duty solicitor, take on a solictor for a fee, talk on my own behalf? Will any of my medical issues and / or my partners plus other stress factors make any difference to the sentence? What should I expect from the sentence. I don't have a job any more and therefore costs imposed are a concern but not as much as a possible jail term. Please advise.
Sorry for the delay. My reading at the station was 107
Breath. I did not know about blood or urine tests and I was not offered one.
Thank You for your honesty. I thought that would be the case. Am I likely to go to prison given I havenever been in trouble before?
Thank You very much for your responses.