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.

Other Driving Offences

Careless Driving

Careless Driving

High Speed Offences

High Speed Offences

Drug Driving

Drug Driving

Failing to Provide a Specimen for Analysis

Failing to Provide a Specimen for Analysis

Driving while using a mobile

Driving while using a mobile

Testimonials

With a brake light out I was pulled over by the Police during the stop and was informed that I did not have insurance. It came as a complete shock. I was worried being taken to court for I would lose my licence and my job. The worst of it was that a payment had not gone through and I had not thought of driving without insurance. Thankfully with the right advice the case was discharged and my life was back on track.

David.P

I am a sales representative and I do around 30 thousand miles a year as part of my job. In general I am a reasonably careful driver. That being said I had picked up 9 point on my licence all for speeding though not excessively; as an example 51mph on a 40MPH dual carriageway.

I got another 62 mph in a 50 area during road works on a motorway. I was guilty as charged and faced losing my licence and for that matter my job. Thankfully the team was able to persuade the judge that I should not be banned which saved both my licence and my job.

Mike

This is the second time our family has used the services. On both times even though we dealt with different solicitors we were really impressed with the knowledge of the individuals. We wouldn’t have be able to do it without your help.

John and Claire