3rd time drink driving offence in 16 years

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  1. JohnboyB77 said:

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    On Friday 25th May, I was arrested for Drink Driving. This is my 3rd offence. I was first convicted in 2002 where I received 11 month ban and went on the rehabilitation course. I was again convicted in 2010 and was given a 3 year ban and 60 days community service plus court costs. I am due in Court on the 25th June and really do not want a custodial sentence. I am really worried about this and have contacted a local solicitor with whom I am waiting for somebody to call me back. I am on JSA and have been told because of a possible custodial I could be eligible for help with costs.

    I am aware that if one is convicted 3 times within a 10 year period that this will result in a probable custodial but mine has been within a 16 year period and I am hoping that I will be given community service. I am aware that I will no doubt be given a long ban longer than 3 years. Please can I have some advise on this it would be much appreciated.
     
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  3. price1367 said:

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    What was your reading?
     
  4. JohnboyB77 said:

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    Hi,

    My reading was 73
     
  5. JohnboyB77 said:

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    I am also going to be writing a letter to the court giving my full remorse etc. I have been given a legal aid form which I am going to be filling out and returning.
     
  6. price1367 said:

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    I see that you have already had advice from Sean on another post on here. I would just add that you will be getting a minimum 3 year ban.
     
  7. JohnboyB77 said:

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    Went to court today and have come out a very happy bunny. Okay! I got a 3 year ban which I expected and a fine of £235.00 which I have to pay in instalments. I was expecting a community order too but was not given one which I am pleased about.

    My fine was increased a bit in order to keep my ban at 3 years. I was told by the magistrate (A lady and a very nice smiling lady) that she could have increased the ban but because of my letter etc she kept it a 3 years.

    Towards the end of the court the magistrate and I had a bit of banter going on and we actually laughed a little which have to say made me more relaxed.

    Now I need to get on with my life and move forward and use public transport for the next 3 years. I did it 8 years ago and actually 3 years goes quite quickly.

    At the end of it will have to have another medical which I know I should pass, before I get my licence back again and I can DEFINATELY say I will NEVER EVER mix alcohol and driving again!!!!

    It has taken 3 times to drum it in to me and I have learned my lesson definately now.
     
  8. AlanT73 said:

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    Until the 4th time, of course...........
     
  9. JohnboyB77 said:

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    Nop!!! This is GOING TO BE THE LAST, I was such a nervous wreak and am getting too old for it to happen to me. and within 2 years of getting my licence back I will be eligible for a bus pass so no need to drive except for shopping etc
     
  10. JayJay46 said:

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    I have been convicted of DD 3 times as well m8, my last time was about a year after I got licence back from the 2nd ban, they said because it was so close and such a short time from my last ban and getting my licence back I should be looking at custodial said the magistrate but they gave me another 3 year ban and fine and probation I guess it all depends on the magistrate you get at the end of the day.
     
  11. Wooman1991 said:

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    Hi. Any chance you can share your letter you wrote to the magestrates? Iím due in court on the 10th July and itís my 2nd offence so really nervous about custodial sentence. Cheers
     
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