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I have been charged with drink driving recently. I got done

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I have been charged with drink driving recently. I got done for it 25 years ago, if the sherriff asks have you been done for it before, do I have to answer yes, even though it is not recorded on my licence?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question.

The sheriff will not ask you that question. If the PF decides to libel it as a previous conviction that will be apparent from the court papers you receive. If it is not libelled as a previous conviction then it will not be mentioned and you do not have to mention it.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

thank you, your information was 100% accurate. I was in court today and it wasn't mentioned.

Expert:  JGM replied 3 years ago.
You're welcome.