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My partner was arrested for drink driving he has motor

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My partner was arrested for drink driving he has motor neurone disease and only about a year to live .
JA: What state was the citation in? And have you consulted a local attorney?
Customer: No I haven't contacted anyone yet . He was arrested as he parked outside his home
JA: Do you need to appear in court?
Customer: yes next week
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: if he gets a custodial sentence it will kill him he is very depressed

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What was his reading please?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
85

Does he have a ny other convictions?

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I can call but not until this evening.  Is that ok?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
He was arrest about 13 years ago and banned
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
fine

Ok, for what?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Drink
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
In his life since he was about 35 he is now 66 this is the third time .

Right, if this is for drink driving then Im afraid the guidelines don't really apply.

one wouldn't normally receive custody for a drink driving unless the reading were higher than 85 but the issue here is the repeat offending.

He probably should pitch for a suspended sentence.

As to his health complaints, I'm afraid they don't really make much difference.  There is quite a lot of authority on that point arising from historical sexual abuse basically because that often brings elderly people to court and its been decided repeatedly that health complaints should not reduce sentence.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Sorry what time will I get my call
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I'm worried he won't be able to talk in court due to the mnd

Like I said, I can call this evening.

I can call now?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
please

Good to talk to you.

No problem.

All the best.

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