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Drink driving charge
, sure i blew 624
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 11 months 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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