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Alex Watts : Were you a totter which is why you had a ban please? Apart from this do you have other driving convictions ?
JACUSTOMER-v22wktr4- : because I drove car without insurance at January . So they ban me.
JACUSTOMER-v22wktr4- : I suppose no
JACUSTOMER-v22wktr4- : because Iots of people tell me I will have a big possibility to be sent back to my country.
JACUSTOMER-v22wktr4- : or I cannot drive car in uk forever
Alex Watts : I can certainly help with the criminal side but I am not an Immigration lawyer is that ok?
JACUSTOMER-v22wktr4- : So what can I do?
JACUSTOMER-v22wktr4- : find another lawyer? And how?
JACUSTOMER-v22wktr4- : I have pay the money....
Alex Watts : I can help with the criminal side, but I do not think you would be deported for driving whilst disqualified.
Alex Watts : When was the ban imposed please?
JACUSTOMER-v22wktr4- : The ban was at 11/9/2013. For half year.
JACUSTOMER-v22wktr4- : So I want to know what will happen to me on the court?
Alex Watts : And you were caught when please?
Alex Watts : What was the distance driven?
JACUSTOMER-v22wktr4- : Sorry, I cannot understand the first question. Limited engilsh.
JACUSTOMER-v22wktr4- : the distance was 1.5miles.
JACUSTOMER-v22wktr4- : Average speed was 93miles/ h
Alex Watts : What date was the offence?
JACUSTOMER-v22wktr4- : 15/11/2013
Alex Watts : Thank you.
Alex Watts : The sentencing ranges for this are
Alex Watts : High level Community order to 26 weeks in prison,
Alex Watts : The starting point is 12 weeks custody.
Alex Watts : This is made worse of course by the fact it was a recent ban I posed.
Alex Watts : But the distance driven lessens the offence as well as if you plead guilty.
Alex Watts : You would get 1/3rd off any sentence.
Alex Watts : Given what you have said I think if you plead guilty you would get a Community Order for the driving whilst disqualified.
Alex Watts : Also you are likely to get an additional 12 month ban on top of your current disqualification.
JACUSTOMER-v22wktr4- : 26 weeks? In prison? You mean stay in prisen?
Alex Watts : Prison yes, but that is just the range.
Alex Watts : sentence options
Alex Watts : For the obstruct pc you would get a fine and no separate penalty for the speeding and no insurance.
Alex Watts : There would also be costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £60 to pay
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex Watts : So I think a high level Community Order (not prison) plus an additional 12 months driving ban.
JACUSTOMER-v22wktr4- : High level community order means?? Free working for public right?
Alex Watts : Yes for example.
Alex Watts : It might be that you have to attend certain programmes they provide
Alex Watts : Does that help?
JACUSTOMER-v22wktr4- : Can I do something then I m not going to get the community order?
JACUSTOMER-v22wktr4- : and if they still want me to do that, what is the minimum period that I will get?
Alex Watts : Yes it is sorry.
Alex Watts : You will have to complete any order generally within 12 months
JACUSTOMER-v22wktr4- : you mean that my community order will be 12 months?
Alex Watts : They can be up to 3 years.
Alex Watts : But for a full list of requirements and details about it please see
Alex Watts : http://ukcriminallawblog.com/2012/10/09/community-orders/
Alex Watts : Does this help?
JACUSTOMER-v22wktr4- : Ok, thanks
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