Not sure how the legal system works. I’m aware I will be entitled to a duty solicitor at court, and after seeking legal advice from a law firm specialising in motoring offences, was advised to have someone represent me to shorten my ban. Is this something a duty solicitor can do just as well as anyone else? I can’t really afford to hire a private solicitor. However, I will be convicted ofdeicing over the prescribed limit of cocaine 11/mcg, benzoylecgonine 90/mcg and ketamine 79/mcg. My driving was not impaired and my tolerance to these substances is extremely high and I drove quite some time after ingestion, my driving was not impaired, as stated by the police. But my blood was over the legal limit. I am in the process of applying for a university degree, for which I am required to disclose my criminal record. I have already ruined my chances enough with the conviction. I don’t want the length of the ban to affect my chance of a place and especially placement opportunities.