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You still have not explained what you want from me.... a second opinion?
Did you solicitor explain why he had reached the conclusion that he thought you would be going to jail? rather than receiving a lighter "suspended" sentence?
If this is your first criminal offence... and your driving offences have not been "criminal" in nature, and you have nothing else in your file that would indicate that you need to go straight to prison... and you have already started paying the money back... then in my opinion your Solicitor is using "expectation management" on you and preparing you for the worst... it sounds like there is every chance you will be found guilty, and there will be a sentence imposed.. but in my view, it will most likely be a "suspended" sentence... which means that if you do not commit any further offences you will not go to jail.... but if you do... you will serve the suspended sentence. plus any new sentence applicable to any further offences...
Here is some background reading on sentencing for crimes against the commonwealth revenue...
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Good luck Monday... Please accept and rate my response, cheers, James
How did you go yesterday?
How did it go at the last hearing? Can I assist any further?
Kind regards, James
Has your lawyer provided any legal reasons as to why he thinks you will serve time? any similar examples of a case where this occurred, with a similar conviction against a first time offender?
Did you read the background reading on sentencing guidelines?
I provided a link for you to read above.. did you show this to your lawyer? what was his response?
Please accept and rate my response, and let me know if there is anything else I can do to assist, cheers, James