Need an Experienced Drink Drive Defense Lawyer? Call Melanie Coxon on 021-911-133 now!

If you are facing a drink drive charge or conviction, check out the great results we have achieved for our clients.

Drink Driving / Excess Breath Alcohol Charge

  • Office Appointment. Only $230 incl GST
  • Affordable Court Appearance Fee. Only $230 incl GST (Auckland). Other Courts in Greater Auckland $287 incl GST.
  • To see if you have a possible defence, have a one off appointment with Melanie Coxon from Lawyerhelp to sort out your options, at a time that suits you, for only $230 incl GST.
  • Same Day or next day office appointments available.
  • Call Melanie now on her mobile 021-911155 or her toll free number 0800 ok2drive to book an appointment.
  • First appointment: Go through the Police EBA Procedure sheet with you to see if the arresting officer has made any critical errors in processing procedures. Some examples listed below. This list is not exhaustive.
  • Breath Testing Device Certificate of Compliance is out of date;
  • Information sworn outside of 7 day permitted period;
  • The delay between any accident and subsequent breath screening test exceeded one hour;
  • Police officer served suspension notice on you during the 10 minute period;
  • Police officer refused to allow client to call his own lawyer;
  • Police officer  wrongly required client to accompany him (without authority) for a blood test after conducting a breath screening test;
  • Police officer inappropriately altered details on drug/alcohol procedure sheet;
  • Police officer wrongly detained client in custody during the breath/blood alcohol procedures.
  • Police officer failed to give suspect full 10 minute period to decide if they want to request blood or not.
  • Explain how the legal Process works: I will also explain to you how the legal process works, your legal options and the penalty you are likely to receive if you decide to plead guilty or are found guilty.
  • If after considering my advice you decide you want to plead guilty I or one of my staff lawyers will appear in court with you & get your case brought on as quickly as we can so you don't have to sit around court all day. Our goal is to do our best to obtain the best possible outcome we can for you.
  • If you want your case brought forward to an earlier date or transferred from a Court out of Auckland to the Auckland District Court we can arrange this for you promptly as the Court is only half a block away from my office.
  • Examples of drink charges being withdrawn: Here are two case examples where gaps I identified in the police case resulted in the client's charge being withdrawn by the police prosecutor.
  • Hello Ms Coxon As discussed Police will not be proceeding with refusal to give blood by your client. I will seek to withdraw the charge at this stage of proceedings. If it was at a defended hearing I would offer no evidence and a dismissal would follow. Thank you for bringing the difficulties to my attention at an early stage. Police Prosecutor.
  • Sound of Horns (weak identification) Defence "I have spoken to the O/C. We will be withdrawing the charge." Police Prosecutor
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  • Second Drink Drive charge within 5 years. you will not be eligible for a work licence but you may be eligible for an Alcohol Interlock licence that would allow you to drive if you have zero alcohol on your breath after a 3 month stand-down following your guilty plea.
  • Is your goal to stay out of jail on a 3rd or subsequent Drink Drive charge? I know what you have to do to have the best chance of avoiding a full custodial (jail) sentence. I have a significant track record which will give you confidence I know how to help you stay out of jail.
  • See our great results page before you decide which lawyer you want to handle your case.


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To Melanie & team. I'm taking the time to write to you about how very satisfied I am with your fantasic service. I dropped by your office today to personally say how grateful I am for getting me out of my court case but the door was locked. It took less than 10 minutes to find about you on the internet and sort out an appointment on the phone. My first impression of your great service began with booking the appointment! I can't explain how thrilled and happy I am today knowing I'll work and drive with freedom and continuing to support my family. I will definitely highly recommend your service to my family and friends. Please pass on my word of thanks to Steve and your office manager for such a great service! All the very best to you and your team! Vili - 13 March 2012

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  1. Melanie Coxon holds no indemnity insurance.
  2. Melanie Coxon has had no Law Society complaints in her practising career.
  3. Melanie Coxon has her own complaints procedure available in accordance with the Client Care Rules 2008 of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006. Details supplied upon engagement, at request, or online here.

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