Have you been charged with drink driving and looking for a professional defence lawyer to represent you in Court? Here at 1Solicitors, our team of drink driving solicitors have a wealth of knowledge and will always fight for the best outcome for you.
Whether you’re appealing your drink driving case, wanting to reduce the penalty or protect your license, you can rest assured knowing that our team will work tirelessly to achieve it for you. Offering 24/7 drink driving legal advice throughout your case as a way for us to work together in the build-up to your drink driving Court hearing, we’re confident that you’re in the best possible hands when proceeding with your case.
Being one of the most common offences that occur in the UK, approximately 85,000 people are convicted for drink driving offences every year in England and Wales alone. As a result, an average of 940 people are killed on the roads every year.
Here at 1Solicitors, we understand both ends of the drink driving spectrum. Whether you thought you were below the legal limit or have been a victim of a drink driving-related injury, we have specialist solicitors for drink driving here to provide legal assistance and fight for the result you deserve in Court.
Many people are surprised to learn that it’s not just driving under the influence that can result in drink driving charges. In fact, the Police are able to charge you if you complete any of the following actions:
In the UK, drink driving law means that you’re permitted to drive with a small amount of alcohol in your system. However, you will be charged with drink driving offences if there is more than:
When it comes drink driving charges, the consequences of your actions can vary, depending on the severity of the incident. However, you should expect to be handed one of the following:
For drink drivers without a record of committing the crime before, a 12-month disqualification period is the most common consequence. However, this driving ban can be imposed for up to three years, depending on how serious the drink driving case is – and whether or not anybody was injured as a result.
For example, if you have refused to provide a urine sample or complete a breath test, you may get a driving ban for one year. On the other hand, the disqualification period for death by drink driving is at least two years. However, our drink driving solicitors are able to support you through this case.
Forming part of the charges for a first-time drink driving offender, you may also be handed a penalty fine for your actions. This can be up to £2,500 if you’re found to be in charge of a vehicle whilst under the influence, but the penalties can be unlimited if you’re driving or found guilty of any other drink driving-related charges.
Depending on the amount of alcohol found in your body whilst driving, you may be forced to complete a community order (also known as community service) for a set number of hours.
In serious cases where the driver was heavily influenced by alcohol, you may be forced to spend time in prison as a consequence of your actions. The time you spend in prison varies again depending on the circumstances of the incident, although this could range anywhere from a few months to multiple years, depending on the drink driving law.
Here at 1Solicitors, our main aim is to get the most desirable outcome from your drink driving case. That’s why we aim to fight your case in Court and prevent prison sentences wherever possible. However, if this is not possible, our drink driving defences will always try to reduce the sentence.
In the majority of cases, drink driving offences are caught by Police and held in custody until they’re sober enough to co-operate. In this case, it’s likely that you will be bailed to appear at a Magistrates’ Court to be charged.
As soon as you’re informed of the drink driving hearing, you should contact our drink driving solicitors to help you prepare a strong defence case. In the meantime, consider the best approach to fight the case and think about any special reasons why your drink driving charges could be overruled or reduced.
Along with the expert approach to defending your drink driving charges in Court and specialist drink driving legal advice, our drink driving solicitors offer:
As one of the leading firms that specialise in motor-related offences, our solicitors for drink driving have priority access to some of the best barristers in the country, giving you the best chance of a positive outcome.
We pride ourselves on our clear approach to pricing – starting from your very first appointment. No hidden fees and a completely transparent way of communicating the cost of our service, you’ll be fully informed of the fees throughout your entire drink driving case when choosing us to represent you.
When you’re experiencing your drink driving case, we understand that your troubles don’t just happen between traditional working hours. For that reason, we offer 24/7 legal support to all of our drink driving clients with the hopes of providing advice that will prepare you for Court and give us the best chance of success.
In our experience, we’ve found that the more people know about their rights and the drink driving laws, the better the outcome tends to be. You may be surprised to learn that pleading ‘guilty’ isn’t your only option when attending your hearing, which is why our solicitors for drink driving are passionate about explaining your rights as both a motorist and a defendant when fighting for your case in Court.
Our clear approach to drink driving charges means that whatever stage you’re at, we’re able to help. We can work together by finding and presenting a strong, evidence-rich case that results in a reduced prison sentence or driving ban, helping you to get your life back on track sooner than you expected.
To get started with your drink driving defence case or enquire about how we can provide drink driving legal advice, contact our solicitors for drink
driving online today or call us on 0330 053 7117.
Can I take a drink driving course to reduce my driving ban? Yes! In the event of a driving disqualification being imposed on you after drink driving charges, we may be able to fight for a reduction in time if you agree to taking a drink-drive rehabilitation scheme course.
Do I need to attend Court? Although our team of drink driving defence lawyers will be able to speak on your behalf in the hearing, you will be required to attend Court in person. If you don’t, a warrant for your arrest may be issued and you could face further serious charges.