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Drink driving charge
, sure i blew 624
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 1 year ago.

If you want to admit the charge, and most do, you will need to plead guilty when you go to court. You don't really need a lawyer if this is your first offence, and you can tell the judge anything you need to explain why you drove. The fine is usually around $500 to $1000 depending on how much you can pay, and you also lose your licence for at least 6 months. As a first offender it is likely to be the minimum. If this loss of licence causes serious hardship you can, after a month after the sentence, apply for a work licence. You would need a lawyer for that however

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