Drink Driving is an offence that carries severe punishment and if you fall foul of drink driving law you can at least expect to be handed a lengthy disqualification and a heavy fine. You are also at risk of being imprisoned. Most people who are charged with drink related offences are charged with driving or attempting to drive after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in his or her breath, blood or urine exceeds the prescribed limit under section 5 of the Road Traffic Act 1988.
The pages in this section are written to give our clients some information to help them understand the drink driving charges but please feel free to call us direct and have us explain the law in this area and the best solutions for you.
The law surrounding drink driving is complicated and the end result of these types of charges can drastically change your life. Good legal advice is paramount and we are the driving offence specialists.
There are a lot of situations which arise where our clients can be defended by running a trial at Court. People who have drunk alcohol after an accident, people who are accused of driving, who did not and people who gave a sample into a faulty breathalyser machine, are all good examples of this. Some people need trials as they failed to provide a sample of breath or blood through no fault of their own.
There are also many clients we deal with, where the best result can be achieved by pleading guilty. Running a trial should only be done when you have a solid defence. If not, the credit you have with the Court, coupled with expert mitigation, can often be he best course of action.
Please contact us and find out if we can help you to retain your licence or reduce your sentence.