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Thank you for the information. Firstly, it will go in your favour that you have a clean licence and a clean record this is good and make sure you highlight this to the court. However, as you have been caught driving whilst intoxicated you will lose your licence and receive a fine. As it is a first offence you will lose your licence for a period of one year. The fine will really depend not judge however it will likely be a few hundred pounds. I will anticipate your next question and say that there are almost no circumstances where the court will allow you to keep your licence. So a good piece of advice would be to start putting things in place just now in anticipation of losing your licence for a period of one year. I wish I could be giving you better news but this is the case. You will also receive a criminal conviction which will be on your record for a period of 11 years. These things happen just make it clear to the judge that you're a good person with a clean record and this was a one off unfortunate circumstance. If you are caught again the punishment will be more severe with a minimum of a 3 year ban. Given your mitigating circumstances (clean record etc.) hopefully you won't receive too harsh a fine.
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I can understand your worry and being 100% honest the court would have the power to instruct a custodial sentence but like I said I don't think this is likely as it is a first offence and you have a clean record so I wouldn't imagine so. You would be best advised to instruct a criminal defence lawyer to assist in mitigating this situation. I don't think this would cost too much in terms of legal fees as these are fairly quick hearings and you would only need to do one interview with the lawyer so probably a few hundred pounds. Obviously I cannot guarantee anything at all, but in my experience, I doubt you would see a custodial sentence for this, I think that worse case you may get unpaid work order but I think more likely a fine and a ban. Like I said show the court you are a good person, no previous history and a first offence and you should be ok. I genuinely wish you the best with this.
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