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My husband aged 67 was caught drink driving 493. his last

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My husband aged 67 was caught drink driving 493. his last offence was 37 years ago. What would be his likely sentence please.
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Christchutch nz
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: he got a ticket at the time and due in court 9/1/17
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 7 months ago.

He will most likely be treated as a first offender since the last offence was so long ago. The normal sentence is to be disqualified for driving for 6 months, and to be fined. The fine can depend on his ability to pay, but would be in the region of $500 to $1000 plus court costs of $180. He can ask for time to pay the fine and would need to see the court collections department after he is sentenced to make arrangements to pay

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