Hi,My son student was arrested last year for driving under the influence. He needs to appear in cour…

Hi,

My son (student) was arrested last year for driving under the influence. He needs to appear in court on 20 June. He is convinced that he was not over the limit, however, I am a concerned mother. I obviously want to help my child, but cannot afford to through a lot of money a it. I understand that a lawyer could potentially help to get a diverted sentence, being first offense, should he be found guilty.

Would it be better to have a lawyer present at the court. My concern is that we might sit there all day and then found not quilty any way, or have the case postponed if they dont have the results back. 

My questions are as follows:

1) Can he find out if the test results are back prior to the court date ?

2) Could he go to court, and if found guilty then ask for postponement in order to get legal representation

3) If he is found guilty, can he ask for a diverted sentence, or is that only possible if you use a lawyer ?

3) Should they postpone the case, does he have the right to ask for an alternative date if the court date co-incides with a test / exam ?

What would your advise be to minimise legal costs but at the same time have the best chance not to get a criminal record ?

Thank you very much.

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Good Day,I’m sitting with an situation where I’ve been to my local police station to open an FraudSc…

Good Day,

I’m sitting with an situation where I’ve been to my local police station to open an Fraud/Scam case of R200 000.00. The police department was suppose to transfer my file to the Hawks department. I got an call from the police clerk telling me sorry they are not helping me and will close my case, without seeing me or contacting me or anything. I got told to go to the small claims court, but they only cover up to R20 000.00.

I please need advise and help.

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Good Morning.I am currently in the process with a course on Criminal Justice and need assistance wit…

Good Morning.

I am currently in the process with a course on Criminal Justice and need assistance with some issues.

Mr. X instructed his Bank to pay a Creditor AAA but by mistake (error) furnished his bank with the wrong Account Number for AAA. He was under the impression he provided his Bank with the correct account number for Creditor AAA.

The provided bank account number in fact belonged to a unknown Third Party Z. As result of the incorrect instruction the Bank paid the money into the account of T/Party Z. Z became aware of the deposit into her her account. Z realised it was a mistake, but still used the money to buy a new house?

Question: Did Z commit a crime and what all elements of crime would be referred to?

(Would this example relate similar as the student who by mistake received R14 000 000 in her study account.)

Kind Regards

Gerhard Blignaut

0825521634

gerhardblignaut@gmail.com

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