Hi - I am asking several things, firstly the charge of driving a vehicle when I was arrested away from the vehicle seems wrong, but of course the end question is will I be convicted or is there a strong case.
Yes that is correct, how can I be charged with driving the vehicle whilst over the limit when I was not in the vehicle when they found me.
Thank you, ***** ***** say I have not been arrested before this. When you say relevant previous do you mean previous conviction in court of the same offence?
Oh in answer to your other point, what triggered the police was a call from a member of the public saying they saw me stumbling around the vehicle appearing drunk, but they did not see me drive there.
Does this change any assessment of your answer just to be clear.
Thank you, ***** ***** is extremely useful for me.
I did drive it there, I had to park because of a puncture which the police took a photo of, I then consumed a lot of alcohol in the vehicle whilst parked before deciding to walk away to find a hotel. The point of the puncture is also evidence that I could not have the ability to drive the vehicle later.
So my final questions do you think there is enough evidence to convict?
Do you think it is highly unlikely they would give a custodial sentence based on no previous?
What likely ban period do you think they would give?
Can they add a fine onto of that?
Have your answers to the above been based on me pleading guilty?
If I plead not guilty can the consequences be more severe?
Yes I plan on seeing a solicitor and getting a copy of the interview. Your advise is my starting point.
Sorry you missed 2 of my above final questions:
And can they also impose a large fine ontop of the ban or typically do they just go with a ban?