QLD Drink Driving Offence - Disclose Surgery to Judge?

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SANNYY

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6 August 2018
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On my husband's first drink driving offence, he blew 0.153. He had Gastric Bypass Surgery 11 months ago. Would it be worth mentioning this to the Judge to be granted a lesser sentence or a work licence?
 

Adam1user

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5 January 2018
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It could help not sure how it will, drink driving is considered a very serious offence and the court do not go lightly. If this is your husband's first fine and he has a good driving record (no traffic fines for 10yrs or more) and explain it was normal behavior, one off, the magistrate may give you a lesser infringement. It will depend on what is written, your husband's history.
 

Bill Murray

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6 June 2018
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Tell the magistrate but for his information it is recommended to consume no alcohol at all prior to driving.