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Court charges for traffic offences are dealt with either by an infringement, where you'd do not have to go to court, or by more serious charges. If she has been charged with drink-driving with three times over the limit, this can potentially have a jail sentence, which means that she must attend court. If she does not go to court on the date in the charging document, the judge will issue a warrant for her arrest. She cannot plead guilty by letter but must attend court in person.
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