Have you been accused of drink driving?
If you are being accused of drunk driving it is likely that you would lose your license. Without a driving license you can lose your independence, lose your job, have trouble getting future car insurance and even have difficulties getting into countries like the USA. However, our team of specialist solicitors can help prevent this.
The most frequent ways to avoid disqualification are:
- Police may use an incorrect procedure and if proved, the prosecution’s evidence may be able to be dismissed.
- If you were driving for a special reason. After pleading guilty you could still avoid the driving ban. For example, if you were driving in an emergency, a short distance or you had your drinks laced.
- There are a few factors which can reduce your ban or fine. An early guilty plea, no previous driving offences and no criminal record will go in your favour.
The drink driving limit is:
- 35 micrograms (µg) per 100 millilitres of breath
- 80 milligrams (mg) per 100 millilitres of blood
- 107 milligrams per 100 millilitres of urine
It is very difficult to know whether you are above or below the drink driving limit. The amount of alcohol consumed is one factor which could vary the breathalyser results from person to person.
The breathalyser results would depend on:
- Your weight, age, sex and metabolism.
- The type and amount of alcohol you’re drinking
- What you’ve eaten recently
- Your stress levels at the time
- After your last drink, eating, sleeping and drinking coffee will not sober you up faster.
- Time is the only way to get alcohol out of your system. Even if it is the morning after you could still be above the legal limit.
There are serious consequences for drink driving. You can be given a fine of up to £5000, disqualification for a minimum of 12 months or up to 6 months’ imprisonment.