Republic of Ireland Law
Republic of Ireland Law Questions Answered by Experts
1. Paying back the money will make a big difference to the sentence imposed. If the money is not paid back, the sentence will be much higher. If the money is paid back, then she may only get a suspended sentence in the District Court. However, be aware that a conviction will still be entered whether she pays back the money or not. Paying back the money will only affect the sentence as it is a key factor in making a plea in mitigation for your partner.
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3. I would advise you to get a real live lawyer to examine the evidence and assess its credibility. There is no way of knowing, just from what you say, whether there is sufficient evidence to successfully prosecute. I can only guess. That is not good enough. I would suggest you take the case evidence, obtained from a Gary Doyle order and get a lawyer to examine it. Otherwise, I will be telling you one thing and the reality will be something different. There is no way to give accurate answers online.