Drink Driving Solicitors

You should not face a prosecution for drink driving unrepresented. It is possible that you will face the prospect of a prison sentence.

The legal limit for driving is 35 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, 80 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, or 107 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of urine.

There is a mandatory disqualification of a minimum of 12 months upon conviction. This increases to a minimum of a 3 year disqualification if you have a previous qualifying offence in the last 10 years.

You may be offered the chance to go on a voluntary course (for which there is a fee) which could reduce the length of your disqualification by a maximum of 25%. This is known as the Drink Drive Education course.

In order for a person to be convicted of an offence the prosecution must prove:-

• That the person drove, or attempted to drive

• On a road or other public place

• After consuming alcohol

• And that the amount of alcohol consumed was above the legal limit.

There are technical and statutory defences to this offence; you may need advice regarding post driving consumption of alcohol. An expert would be required to ascertain the actual level of alcohol in your body at the time of driving.

Please also refer to the section on “Special Reasons”.

Your case needs careful preparation. Morton’s Solicitors can advise you from the moment you get arrested and provide expert representation at Court

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