I am writing on behalf of a Deaf Kiribati man He was charged with drink driving He was found asleep in his car can he

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Customer: Hi I am writing on behalf of a Deaf Kiribati man He was charged with drink driving He was found asleep in his car can he still be charged if he was not actually driving His car was damaged quite badly so I suppose they could assume he definitely had been driving
JA: Was the DUI charged as a felony or misdemeanor? Do you have any upcoming court dates?
Customer: Yes Sept 11th A518 drove with exces breath alcohol
JA: Have you talked to a I-Kiribati lawyer about the DUI?
Customer: No only found out about it yeterday wwe were going to use duty solicitor
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Umm the police said that he had hit a tow truck and left the scene but I am not sure how they knew that.
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He can be charged with drink driving although they will need to prove he was driving. However there may be evidence from others about the events. If he wants to defend this he will get the police evidence through criminal disclosure of the witness statements. That will enable him to decide about defending the case

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he has his first appearance on the 11th Sept do we wait and ask at that time or try and get it before the court case
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You will get the initial disclosure from the prosecutor at his first hearing on 11 September, which can be adjourned to another date for review, and then later the full disclosure will be provided in a week or so
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