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      No Conviction for Mid Range Drink Driving at Sutherland Local Court

      Astor Legal recently appeared at Sutherland Local Court on behalf of our 62-year-old client.

      Our client had attended a wine tasting the night before where he consumed a number of alcoholic drinks. He consumed a further two glasses of wine with dinner. The next morning he woke up and drove to work. Unfortunately, his blood alcohol level was still quite high.

      He was stopped by police due to a random breath test (RBT). Following this he registered a blood alcohol reading of 0.081. He was charged with mid range drink driving and faced a lengthy disqualification period.

      He came to us after being told by a number of other drink driving lawyers that a criminal conviction and disqualification period was inevitable. We took a different view.

      We immediately got to work obtaining character references from our client’s employer and his wife, setting out his need for a licence and need to be conviction free. We also had our client complete a traffic offenders program and prepare an apology letter.

      At Sutherland Local Court we made submissions seeking a conditional release order without conviction. Despite the prosecutor opposing this, the Magistrate was persuaded by our submissions. His Honour chose not to record a conviction against our client. This also meant that he did not suffer any disqualification period.

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