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I got out prison in decmber 2015 and ive got cought driving

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hi i got out prison in decmber 2015 and ive got cought driving drinking again last night what will happen now
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 5 months ago.
If you are still on parole there is a small risk you could be recalled, but otherwise if this is your first offence it will be a fine and 6 months loss of licence. It will depend on what your jail sentence was for, as if it was for a drink related offence then you may have a problem, especially if you are still on parole or supervision. If you are you should discuss this with your probation officer. If not, then you should see the duty lawyer at court who can help explain the best options
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 5 months ago.
With previous drink driving offences, then you could get more jail, or community work, but should then apply for legal aid to get more detailed advice on options

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