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With drunk driving laws in South Africa becoming stricter, more and more people are being caught at police road blocks - guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol. If you've been caught drunk driving, you may need legal advice on how to proceed to best protect your rights in Court.

Do I need a Lawyer? Do I need to go to Court? Should I plead guilty? What are my rights once I've been arrested? What is the blood alcohol limit? What is a breathalyser machine? Can they take my driver's licence away from me?

What happens if, for example, you've been assaulted by someone, been robbed, or if you've had your life threatened? Can you report it to the police? Will they investigate the crime? When will you go to Court?

These are all questions that our qualified Lawyers can assist you with. We have a whole panel of criminal Lawyers who can assist you with your Criminal Law question today!

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