Our client is a High School Teacher who attended a Hotel in Sydney’s South West with several friends.
She consumed a number of apple ciders over the course of the evening, then got into her car and drove towards her home less than 15 minutes away.
She was pulled over for a breath test and was found to be over the legal limit.
She was arrested and taken to the police station where she blew a reading of 0.111, putting her well-into the mid range prescribed concentration of alcohol.
She was immediately suspended from driving and charged with mid range drink driving.
Under the guidance of our lawyers, she gathered character references, wrote a ‘letter of apology’ to the court and completed the traffic offender program.
The case came before a very difficult Magistrate in Liverpool Local Court.
Despite our client’s alcohol reading and her driving record (which included a number of speeding offences), the Magistrate was persuaded to grant her a ‘section 10‘ due to her strong need to retain her driver licence and avoid a conviction.
This means that she remains ‘conviction free’ and can immediately apply to get her licence back.