drink driving

Drink Driving

What is Drink Driving?

Drink driving is when an individual has been driving under the influence of alcohol or is over the legal limit of alcohol intake. Drink driving can be very dangerous, it leads to things such as lower reactions times whilst driving and therefore imposing danger to other road users.

With the number of drunk driving cases up by 30% in the last decade, the rate of convictions is getting significantly higher over the last couple of years.

Penalties for Drink Driving

Driving a vehicle such as a car, van or motorcycle under the influence of alcohol can lead to severe sentences. Driving or attempting to drive while above the legal limit, may lead to 6 months imprisonment, an unlimited fine and a driving obligatory disqualification. Causing death by driving when under the influence of alcohol you may lead to 14 years’ imprisonment, an unlimited fine, a ban from driving for at least 2 years.

Drink driving charges do not only have a huge strain on your licence, there is a chance that your insurance premiums will significantly increase, costing you unnecessary time and money. Solicitors On Your Side can help you with your charges and try to lower them as much as they can. With our experienced motoring solicitors, our extensive knowledge can help make sure that you get the best outcome possible for your particular case.

What can I do if I have been charged with drunk driving?

Drink driving charges can come with the harshest penalties, make sure to contact our team at Solicitors On Your Side now to help lower any charges to avoid unnecessary points on your licence or even avoid losing your licence at all. Losing your licence for a long period can put a huge strain on you and your everyday life, especially if driving is a part of your daily routine. After being disqualified from driving, you must re-apply for a provisional licence, then complete all the necessary tests to drive again after your ban is over, depending on how long it is.

Solicitors On Your Side may also help to identify any mitigating circumstances that might help reduce the severity of your penalty if you have been charged with drunk driving. Our experienced motoring solicitors can help you explore all your options to get the best possible outcome for you.

There is a range of ways to help your case

Every case is different, but there is a range of defences that can be used to help you with your drink driving case. The police officer needs to carry out the mandatory procedures correctly when charging you with a crime. If there is evidence of cutting corners during these procedures, our experienced solicitors can use that information to plea in court during your case.

Our team can help with your case by finding any necessary witness reports to help your case and examine whether there were any faults in the mandatory procedure conducted by the police. With our solicitor’s extensive experience, we can offer you the best advice, whilst making sure you get the best treatment during a very stressful process.

If you had a good reason to be driving your vehicle under influence, such as driving it as a necessity during an emergency or driving it for a short time, these are all factors that our solicitors take into mind when coming to court with your case.

To prove that you are driving over the legal limit, the police must prove it by using blood, urine or specimens, that treatment can also be carried out incorrectly, and our solicitors can use their experience to find any faults that could be used in your defence.

Contact our solicitors now!

Contact us now to get a free quote about your charges, our experienced solicitors can give you helpful advice on how to go about your case and lower charges or penalties. If you find yourself in an inconvenient situation, our solicitors will do anything they can to help you out with your case and give you the best possible outcome.

Contact us today by phoning 0330 912 2124, emailing [email protected], or by using our website by filling out an online form.

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