Hi guys, I have a few quick questions for those of you who have had the unfortunate pleasure of having to attend court for a DUI offence.
1. My court date was set by the constable who arrested me and I want to know if I receive any follow up from the courts confirming this date? Or do I just show up on the day?
2. Secondly, I am not a local. I was planning on making my life year or at least spending 2-3 years here but having made this horrible mistake I will likely lose my job and face deportation charges so I have made the decision to go home. If I plead guilty on the day of my first court hearing and the penalty is a fine and disqualification, will I receive my sentencing on the same day and be able to make payment there and then? I ask because I intend on flying out the next day and would really just like to put this ordeal behind me. I really don't want to have to plead on one day and be sentenced on another. I'm hoping that it it can all be sorted in one day. Based on your experience, does this happen over a number of different days or can it all be handled on that day?
3. My reading was 706 and I was charged with dangerous driving. Is there a possibility of jail time? If it were just an EBA charge, I'd be pretty sure it would be just a fine and disqualification but with dangerous driving too could the penalty be jail or will it just a be a larger fine and longer disqualification?
I am an idiot and I am so sorry for what happened. I was selfish and careless. There's nothing I wouldn't give to go back to that day and just walked home. I will live with this for the rest of my life.
Anyway, I do appreciate any feedback. Thanks.