Drink Driving Lawyer Melbourne My Reading is Under 0.15 and This is My First Offence
Drink Driving Charges of Any Kind Are Scary, But You Can Avoid Court if You Are Under .15%
If you have a full licence and your reading was under 0.15% and it is your first offence or you have no offence for 10 years you will usually receive an Infringement Notice from the police. If you want to plead guilty then you can pay the fine and you will lose your licence for the period stated in the notice. But be careful. When you pay the fine it is recorded as a criminal conviction and you will have a criminal conviction on your name. The only way to avoid a conviction is to call me to arrange to object to the notice and send the matter to the Court.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
Some may tell you that you do, but I’m going to give it to you straight. If you admit you are guilty and are not worried about a criminal conviction then your case is straightforward and involving a lawyer at this point is just an unnecessary expense. However, if you dont believe you are guilty or you want to avoid a criminal conviction, you definitely need legal counsel. If you wish to avoid a criminal conviction you should call me so I can argue for a non conviction penalty for you at court.
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Will I Need to go to Court?
If you haven’t been convicted of drink driving in the past 10 years and your BAC is below 0.15, you will usually receive an infringement notice. You have a choice. You can pay a fine and you will lose your licence for the period shown on the infringement notice. Or you can object to the Infringement Notice and send the matter to court. Please understand that the decision of whether you will go to court is ultimately up to the police. They decide whether to issue you an infringement notice or instead issue a charge and summons to attend court.
Will I Have a Criminal Record?
If you pay the fine you will have a criminal record. The one and only way to prevent a conviction being placed on your name is having your case heard in court where I can argue for you not to have a criminal conviction.
Do You Handle My Type Of Case?
Where the BAC is under 0.15% many persons decide to accept the infringement notice and pay the penalty. I would not want to waste your time or mine if I cannot change the outcome of your case. If you admit you are guilty and are not worried by a criminal conviction then you can simply pay the fine. However, if you wish to receive legal advice about fighting the charge or how to avoid a conviction then please give me a call, I will handle your case in court to argue for a non conviction penalty.