Drunk in Charge

This offence arises usually where a person has not been seen actually driving their vehicle but has been discovered to be “in charge” of it whilst over the legal alcohol limit for driving.

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

There is a minimum of 10 points upon conviction, or a discretionary disqualification. This increases to a minimum of a 3 year period of disqualification if you have a previous qualifying offence in the last 10 years.

There are technical and statutory defences to this offence.

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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