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Hello, I hope you are well. My name is***** am a solicitor advocate and I will be assisting you with your question today. I am very sorry to hear of the problem you are experiencing and I will do my best to help you with this matter.
Can I please ask you to give me some more detailed information regarding this matter so as to allow me to work with you and help resolve your enquiry.
What does the actual charge say?
What is the alcohol level reading in the charge?
Thank you for that additional information, that will be helpfull in allowing me to advise you today.
Sorry to hear what has happened.
Unfortunately, with drink driving offences, the courts do not have any discretion on sentencing. The law is strict and there are sentencing guidelines the court must follow.
In you case with a reading of 67 / 100, the sentence of the court will be a fine and a driving ban between 17-22 months.
They calculate this on the chart, so realistically you are looking at an 18 month driving ban. The court could also consider a low community order as the level of alcohol is in that sentence group, but only just, so unlikely.
As it is our first offence, the court should offer you the drive rehab course. If you complete that, it will reduce the driving ban by 25% so would reduce by about four and a half months.
There will be a duty solicitor at court, and therefore you would be able to speak with them and they can represent you in court tomorrow.
The link above shows the guide the court will use for sentencing.
Can I assist or clarify anything further?
Your welcome, good luck.
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