Drink and Drive â€“ Don't MIX Drink driving is considered as one of the most serious motoring offences and therefore the penalties imposed upon conviction are very serious. The penalties for this offence can include a custodial sentence, a community order or a fine and you will face mandatory disqualification from driving for a minimum of 12 months. In such circumstances, you may need to consult a qualified and experienced solicitor. Let's understand who these solicitors are and what they do...
What are Drink Driving Solicitors? A drink driving solicitor is a lawyer that deals with drink driving offences including conducting proceedings in the court. These solicitors have considerable experience in representing clients worldwide and handling drink drive cases. So, if you have been charged with this offence, then it is very important to seek advice from a specialist and experienced solicitor as soon as possible.
What do Drink Driving Solicitors do? They are specialists who deal with motoring offences and defending people who have been accused of offences involving excessive alcohol in the blood, urine or breath whilst driving a motor vehicle. They have a vast amount of experience in handling such offences and know what the procedure is and what needs to be said to the court. They deal with Police and understand the procedure the Police should follow in order to secure the conviction. If the procedure has not been followed correctly, the solicitor may have the opportunity to get the case dismissed. Below is a detailed list of offences that come under the category of â€œdrink drivingâ€?.
Driving or trying to drive when the level of liquor in your blood is over the prescribed limit: If you are found driving a motor vehicle or attempting to drive while you are drunk, then this offence has been committed.
Being in charge of a vehicle when you are over the limit of alcohol: This offence is committed when you are in charge of the vehicle or intend to assume control of it when the level of alcohol in your blood exceeds the prescribed limit. It is not important for the prosecution to prove that the vehicle was in your control.
Refusing to give a specimen of breath: When police ask you to provide a specimen of breath and you deny without reasonable excuse, then this offence has been committed.
What are the penalties? Following are the penalties that may be applied if you are charged or found guilty of a drink driving offence. However, the actual penalties you receive depends entirely on the magistrate who hears the case and on the circumstances of your offence. Driving or trying to drive when the level of alcohol in your blood is over the prescribed limit: 12 to 36 months disqualification. Being in charge of a vehicle when you are over the limit of alcohol: 12 to 36 months disqualification. Refusing to give a specimen of breath: 6 to 12 months disqualification. If you have any query regarding drink drive solicitors then please visit the website: http://www.olliersmotorlaw.co.uk