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Can you tell me what the alcohol level was when the reading was taken please?
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Was this a breath test - 57?
Okay. You're in the lowest possible category. The starting point will be a fine, and you will be disqualified for period of three years or more because of your previous drink drive conviction.
The fine is likely to be around 125% to 175% of your usual weekly income (after tax and NI).
Not realistically. The guidelines are quite clear, and state that you must be banned, although the court can depart from that in exceptional circumstances. In all likelihood, however, you should probably proceed on the basis that you are likely to receive a driving ban.
But it is unlikely, given the level of alcohol in your breath. Imprisonment does not usually get considered until you exceed 120, which you're pretty far off!
Don't read everything to believe on the Internet. There is a lot of misinformation out there. It's not possible simply to say that there are loopholes in the law and that you wish to exploit them.
At the end of the day, if you have been caught driving with excess alcohol, then you are likely to fall into the same category as the many hundreds that are dealt with across the country every day, and result in conviction.
Yes, all of these factors are relevant, and the court will take them into account. Credit will be given for a guilty plea, if it is appropriate fee to plead guilty.
sorry .... I should have just said "... if it's appropriate to plead guilty..."
Did you commit the offence, and accept that you are guilty?
This is so, then the court is likely to reduce the sentence to take into account the guilty plea.
If the evidence is overwhelmingly against you, then pleading guilty at the earliest opportunity may be the sensible thing to do.
Can I ask whether you are happy with the service given afternoon please?
Thank you. If you do need anything more in the future, please let me know. I wish you the very best at the forthcoming hearing.