I got a DUI 0.06 2 weeks ago for the first time in 35 years driving in vic. will lose licence for 3 mths. i had done

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Customer: hello. i got a DUI 0.06 2 weeks ago for the first time in 35 years driving in vic. will lose licence for 3 mths. i had done before but in tasmania in 1997. whilst i accept the charge is it possible to convert the 3 mths into 1 year good behaviour bond?
JA: Was the DUI charged as a felony or misdemeanor? Do you have any upcoming court dates?
Customer: no court dates on the spot fine. what a felony or misdemeanor?
JA: The Criminal Lawyer will be able to walk you through that. Have you talked to a Tasmania lawyer about the DUI?
Customer: no i am victorian. all i was saying is that i got caught in vic after 35 years of driving. tas was an old one. just saying
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: thats it
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Hi! You’re speaking with John Melis, a solicitor in Australia.

Based on your information that you provided and as this was your first time offence and 35 years, you could apply for the diversion program.

​You may apply for a diversion program to the court directly.

The magistrate or judicial officer will adjourn the case while a defendant participates in the diversion program.

This program targets offenders who have pleaded guilty or been found guilty of traffic offences in the local court.

The Traffic Offender Intervention Program is a community-based road safety education program. It provides offenders with the information and skills necessary to develop positive attitudes towards driving, become safer drivers, and maintain their licence.

Have I answered your question? If any part of my response is unclear, please let me know. It’s my goal to deliver excellent service, so please let me know if there is anything more I can do. Thank you for using our site.

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