Our client is a 42 year old criminal defence lawyer in Sydney.
He attended a function on Friday evening during which he consumed a beer and several glasses of wine during the course of the night.
He waited some time before getting into his vehicle and driving towards his home, before being pulled over for a random breath test and registering a reading of 0.114.
He was charged with driving with a middle range concentration of alcohol and contacted our office for representation on a guilty plea.
He wrote a letter of apology to the court and obtained character references from long time friends and an associate.
He also completed a traffic offender program.
Lengthy submissions were made in court regarding the potential effect of a criminal conviction and loss of licence, his prior food character, remorse, acceptance of responsibility, the steps taken to ensure there is no reoffending and the impact of a loss of licence, persuading the magistrate not to record a conviction against his name.
He was released on an 18 month conditional release order, which means there is no conviction, no fine and no loss of licence.