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

Call us for immediate advice by telephone on 0161 477 1121.

The Law Around Drink Driving

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.


What is Drink Driving
Convictions for drink driving

Being Convicted For Drink-Driving Offences

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.


How We Can Help


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

Some of the most important decisions made in relation to a case are made at the police station. If Morton’s solicitors are involved at an early stage of an investigation, we are often able to affect the outcome.

You are not obliged to say anything to the police and we advise all clients to maintain their right to silence until they speak with us.

You are entitled to have a solicitor present free of charge at any police interview. This is true for the most trivial offences, e.g. a minor road traffic incident. You should never be interviewed without legal representation.

Call us now for immediate advice on 0161 477 1121.

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Why You Are In Safe Hands with Morton's Solicitors - Stockport, Manchester & Cheshire.

We have twice won the award for "Crime - Team of the Year" at the highly prestigious Manchester Legal Awards in 2018 & 2020.

Not only is this based on our ability to get fantastic results for our clients, but we also offer an extremely friendly, discreet and client-focused service which has earnt us the plaudits.

What this means for any prospective client is that your case is going to be in some of the safest hands in Criminal Defense for Stockport, Greater Manchester & across the North West.

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