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Chris The Lawyer
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Category: New Zealand Law
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Experience:  37 years qualified as a lawyer; LLB, MMgt and FAMINZ.
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Ive got court on the 7th this month and im just scarred on

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Hi ive got court on the 7th this month and im just scarred on what can happen to me so i would like some help on what the charges will be
JA: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the Lawyer. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason.
Customer: So I cannot ask any questions for free?
JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And just to clarify, have charges been officially filed?
Customer: no they haven't I live in Auckland
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: yes they have
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Yes i was just wondering since im 17 and this is my first offence which is dui and my friend was put in hospital is it possible that i will be able to apply for diversion
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 3 months ago.

Hi what are you charged with? Have the police given you a charging document with a court date and saying anything about the charge?

Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 3 months ago.

There isnt a second NZ lawyer on so your second question may not be needed

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
They said probably drivers licence disqualifies and i think careless driving Im just really scarred cause i read that this could lead to a sentence as its considered to high of an offence for a diversion but i dont know if this applys to 17 year olds
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 3 months ago.

If you are charged with careless drivingyou will likely qualify for diversion, but can you tell me if you were driving with a correct drivers licence? Do you have a full licence or a restricted licence? Careless driving does not carry any risk of jail but is usually just a fine. If you are driving without a licence then you will be further disqualified for at least 6 months.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Oh My GOD WHY IS it $48 for the question u said $5 this is such a scam my question hasnt even been answered properly i demand a refund i am not rich im facing court on the 7th i dont have much money this is insane how could u take that much away
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I AM GOING TO BE IN DEBT please give that $48 dollars back
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I need it as i will most likely be facing a huge fine
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 3 months ago.

The best way to get what you need is to have questions and I will answer until you are happy. But if you are not happy you can seek a refund. I am still not sure what you are charged with, but careless driving is the least serious driving charge and the fine, if you dont have much money or a low income is kept reaonable and the court gives you time to pay, based on what you can afford

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I demand my refund now it said thaty it was only $5 this false advertising i need that money please find it in you to refund that $48 dollars i am not happy with this
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 3 months ago.

I have asked for this go to customer service for a refund. I would have been happy to help until you got what you need, but I guess this is all I can do for now

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I do not want to be a member of this i just wanted to ask some questions please refund my money and i will leave i very unhappy and i cant believe that you took $48 dollars from me

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