How can I prove I had not been drinking and driving and that I had drank the brandy when I got in - believe me I needed it. They could see I had been attacked, I had phoned them to make a complaint. How long is a driving ban? can plead not guilty? I took a breatherizer at the police station - it was 71 and 75 not that I understand any of this. I had not eaten that day, few cups of coffee, water and milk.
I said I had driven down there and stopped the car and got out - within no time at all the woman attacked me. she also saw me drive - infact she tried to prevent me from getting back into my vehicle. The woman was my ex-parner's new girlfriend. However, I did not know her and had never seen her before.
I had drank the whole bottle of brandy by the time the officer's arrived. and it would have been another hour may an hour and half later when I took the breath test at the station. I don't know how BAC calculations work - I had had a glass of wine earlier before driving - whether that would have put me over the limit I don't know. I would have only been out of the house under 10mins - as I said, this incident occurred about 30secons drive away. If I plead guilty what am I looking at?
I live alone and have no family or friends who live close by - I'm 53yrs old and like most people rely solely on being able to get about via my licence. I doubt very much that I could even attend a drink driving course. If you were me what would you do? would I do best getting a drink driving Barrister? Thanks.
So basically I can have the BAC calculation done and then decide based on that result what plea I should give? what I'm trying to ask is - the BAC calculation wouldn't make a guilty plea incur a harsher penalty, or would it? this is my last question. Many thanks.