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I was detained under the influence, reading was 2,55. I am anxious as I can

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Hi, I was detained for being under the influence, reading was 2,55.
I am anxious as I cannot afford to go to jail. I currently support 2 kids and if I loose my licence I will most probably not have work as driving is 90% of my work.
I am willing to go to the police station and pay the fine but do t want a criminal record. I am a first time offender warrant states that I should appear I court 48 after being detained however my court date is in December, please advise
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: South Africa Law
Expert:  Mike Otis replied 2 years ago.
Welcome, and thank you for your question.
In order to enable me to assist, kindly provide further information:
1. It appears from the reading that you were breathalysed - is this correct? Did the police also draw a blood sample?
2. From your own recollection of events, do you believe that you were drunk? Or, were you just over the legal limit?
3. How far are you willing to go to defend the criminal charges?