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NSW First Offence DUI - Take Character Reference to Court?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by Crittyj, 26 April 2016.

  1. Crittyj

    Crittyj Active Member

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    Hi,

    I was charged with DUI med range, first offence. I have been advised to attend court and represent myself. If I obtain some character references, do you have to present them to the court prior to the hearing date or just take them along with you?

    Thanks very much
     
  2. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer

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    By whom?
    Don't be taking the advice of Constable Friendly on how to conduct your defence.
    Get yourself a solicitor.
     
  3. Serge Gorval

    Serge Gorval Well-Known Member

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    @Tim W is spot on with this one. Get yourself a legal representative. I find that the magistrate is more forthcoming when they can see that you're taking this seriously. To see the difference, i suggest you pop down to court one day and see how representation vs no representation pans out.
     

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