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What are the charges for , were you breathalysed at the scene ? Is it for property damage? Did you cause injury or death to anyone?
It depends what the actual charges are for and what has happened. If it is a civil matter then prison time is unlikely and you are most likely to get fined, if it is a criminal charge and you have caused harm it may be a bit more serious.
No, knocking down a lamppost is not criminal. That would be a civil matter. But drink driving would be classed as criminal as that is breaking the law. In any event from what you have stated, prison time is unlikely and you are more likely to be asked to pay compensation and fined.
If you are disputing anything it is important to attend court so you may plead your case. If you are accepting all charges then there isn’t a need for you to attend but you must inform the court of this and not ignore it. If they advise it is mandatory for you to attend then you should.
Attendance does not necessarily mean prison. There are a lot of factors when sentencing and if you were likely to go to prison, you would not be having the choice to attend court and ignoring papers. You would be held. So I think prison is unlikely, based on what you have stated. If we look at the same offence in this country, then that is not a prison sentence, you would most likely be asked to pay damages, fined, and have your licence endorsed and possibly banned, ignoring this may mean CCJ being awarded against you. So I presume it will be a similar scenario. But without seeing the papers it is difficult to say anything further about this, but as stated, do not ignore the court, and always be accessible. Regards, John.
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