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Category: Traffic Law
Satisfied Customers: 75038
Experience:  Over 5 years in practice.
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I was arrested and charged for failing to provide a sample

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I was arrested and charged for failing to provide a sample
Assistant: What were you charged with exactly? Do you have any upcoming court dates?
Customer: for analysis
Assistant: Where did this occur?
Customer: 20th November
Assistant: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Birmingham I was involved in an accident
Submitted: 6 days ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 6 days ago.

Hi, welcome to JustAnswer. My name is Jo C, I’m a barrister with 12 years of experience and I am happy to help with your question today.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 6 days ago.

Are you asking what sentence you will face?

I'm just going underground but I'll pick up later.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Yes, I want to go with not guilty as I did provide samples just didn’t blow on it for long enough
Expert:  Jo C. replied 6 days ago.

Those are guilty instructions I'm afraid.

Come what may, you didnt provide. There is no defence in saying that you did but not enough.

The sentence depends on the circumstances of the offence but basically a ban of 12-16 months and a fine.

Can I clarify anything for you?


Customer: replied 6 days ago.
It’s just I work in healthcare environment and I could
Lose my
Expert:  Jo C. replied 6 days ago.

Yes, I understand.

But I'm afraid that account is not a defence.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
I was under a lot of pressure there as well and everything is on CCTV .. The whole thing has already impacted me mentally
Expert:  Jo C. replied 6 days ago.

Yes, I do understand.

That is still not a defence though.

I am sorry.