Alcohol offences, such as failing to provide a specimen and being drunk in charge of a vehicle, all carry potential for disqualification, as well as, a significant fine, a possible custodial sentence, community order and loss of job or livelihood
About Drink Driving
There are three ways that you can be tested by police to see if you are driving over the legal alcohol limit. This includes by:
Breath – over 35 mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath
Blood – over 80 mg of alcohol in your system
Urine – over 107 mg of alcohol in 100ml of urine
Breach any of these limits and you can be accused of drink driving. It’s often difficult to predict when you’ll be over the limit, as this depends on a variety of factors. You may think that you’re okay with a second pint, but that isn’t always the case. It’s better to be safe than sorry and stick to soft drinks, if you’re the designated driver, as the consequences of drink driving are far-reaching.
The Ramifications of Conviction
The minimum penalty you’ll receive for drink driving is a 12-month disqualification, however, if you have a previous history of driving under the influence of alcohol (within the last 10 years), you can expect a three-year ban.
Being convicted of driving drunk can lead to a loss of employment, extortionate insurance premiums, travel visa restrictions, a criminal record on your licence, and in the worst case scenario, a prison sentence of up to six months. Particularly serious cases can even carry a fine of up to £5,000.
If you’re worried that you’re going to be hit hard by a drink driving conviction, all hope is not lost! With DrivingOffence.com and our expert team of drink driving solicitors, you can tackle your case head-on. Even if it’s tactically wise to plead guilty to the drink driving accusation, we can help mitigate the punishments, so you leave with a more favourable sentence.
Our drink driving solicitors specialise in this type of cases and can guide you through the legal process step-by-step. With our years of experience in motor-related convictions, we can help you defend matters and sidestep severe punishments and will dedicate ourselves to achieving the best outcome possible.
Speak to The Experts at DrivingOffence.com
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