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was a drive whilst "very slightly" (according to breatherliser test) over legal achohol limit without insurance. banned for 3yrs
driving on this occasion - was trying to get my 3yr old son to school on time. was stopped with my son in the car.
i was worried about getting him to school on time as i have constant struggle with his mother and did not want the school having to call her should i be late. with that on my mind i stupidly took the risk.
oh ok sorry was just answering ur qs directly and secifically. This currenly is the 3rd offense. 1st offence was 1 year ban. 2nd offence i believed ban was over but turned out i had 1 month left and was given 3 years.
relationship with mother has in the past been fine but now she seems to b trying to build a case against me based on any lil errors. (not that i say this to make an excuse, just trying to present my mindset tat the time.)
she has blocked me from contact her directly on her fone to speak to my five year old son, and has restricted me to giving her four days notice when i wish to see him. might i add we havnt bben to court or any form of mediation. she has also restricted communication with her regarding our son to only paper form - jotting down my concerns on a piece of paper and she replies accordingly.
The climate of our relationship is what has made this occasion different from the others.
my usual form of travel was train from bexleyheath to deptford, where his school is. usual train was missed and taking the nxt one would have certainly made me at leadt 30-40mins late which would warrant his school to contact her. tbh i slightly paniced!
i understand the gravity to my situation, i would wish to know what i can say to allow the court to give me an alternative punishment other than custodial and prevent me being separated from my son for any length of time, and somehow see that i was not totally negligent or showed blatant disregard for the law, and distinguish me from the usual suspect.... alternative sentence i.e. curfew, suspended sentance etc...
hello, still there? unfortunately i have to head to work in the next four mins...im trying to load gmail on my phone so i can check your reply bfor i leave...
Also would it at all help that i am a young parent, 28yrs old and working...
Thank you for your time thus far...
Thank u v much Jo
Cant remembr off the top of my head im affraid...roughly a year id b guessing...
so served around that time period.
Apologies for the delay. Im @ wrk n can only check my phone every so often..
I understand. Your information has been helpful. Going forward id just like to know how I should present myself/case in order to try and get a suspended sentence or unpaid wrk?
Am I able to submit my own evidence to help mitigate my case?
Would the mention of im in employment, not wanting to b seperated from my son or willingness to do unpaid wrk etc help my stance at all...?
I understand. Last couple of qs...
Firstly, what exactly do u mean by self represent? U talkin in terms of submit my own evidence of my usefulness to society n fam commitments or do u mean simply representing myself in court?
Secondly, what exactly would you advise I say in order to persuade the courts into giving me a Suspended custodial rather than immediate custody sentences?
I see... so really what it comes down to is whether I can convey my remorse, try to distinguish myself, and really the rest is down to thier discretion?
This current occasion is my 2nd driving whilst disq
Ok I understand. I already knew the law wasnt necessarily on my side but wanted to equipt myself with the general aspects of my situation. You have helped me greatly. Thank you.
How can I emphasis my guilty plea other than say I plea guilty...? (Last qs I promise!)
Sry, I mean "how" would I Emphasis it?
Is there a particular way ir things I should say that will best help me?