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Does he have any previous driving related offences please?
none. he passed his test on 7th july of this year
I see. Then he can expect a fine. The disqualification is from 12 months and 16 months with a reading of 108-83 - so this is around the middle.
I would suggest perhaps 14 months. There will also be costs of the Prosecution of about £85 and a Victim Surcharge of about £20.
However he can ask for a reduction in disqualifcation of 25% by taking the drink driver course and he should do that.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
So he will definitely get banned although it is his first offence?
For sure, the Court has no discretion whatsoever
And its a 12 month minimum ban (less any drink driver course reduction).
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