I'm trying to find out whether I can use my having chronic anxiety and depression, as well as a recent addiction to methamphetamine that I have overcome, as a defence against mandatory minimum sentencing for the following traffic law charges? I have yet to see a lawyer, I'm saving up now. Has anyone heard of such cases? Any lenience? Counselling or increase of other penalties to offset the 6 month mandatory sentencing? Also does that mean a minimum of 6 months inside? I have a relatively clean criminal record, barring a loss of drivers licence 10 years ago for drag racing, reckless driving, dangerous driving in the public or any person (to escape pursuit by police), being a driver of a vehicle failed to comply with a direction to stop (circumstance of aggression), no authority to drive (incorrect class), and stealing ( theft) a motor vehicle ( was unaware bike was stolen, was not mine). Any help would be much appreciated.