How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Jo C. Your Own Question
Jo C.
Jo C., Barrister
Category: Law
Satisfied Customers: 70834
Experience:  Over 5 years in practice
12826847
Type Your Law Question Here...
Jo C. is online now

There, Is there a time limit to receive court notification

This answer was rated:

Hi There,
Is there a time limit to receive court notification after being charged with drink driving, I was charged in Oct this year, but have heard nothing more
Hi.
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
Six months from the date of the offence.
But if you were charged then you should have been given a court date to attend usually within about 10 days of the charge.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Jo
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

It was my son that was charged, he was given a breathalyser at a spot check, he went to the police station, the breathalyser machine was not working properly, the sent for a doctor, he had a sample taken, and he was given one, the police told him they would be in touch, but since 20th of October he has heard nothing, can he legally still get a summons

Yes, he could.
They have six months to lay an information and they are still in time I'm afraid.
Jo C. and 3 other Law Specialists are ready to help you