Drink driving carries a minimum of 12 months disqualification and a financial penalty. In more serious cases, the court can impose further penalties even imprisonment.
You can receive:
A fine of up to £5000
A prison sentence of up to 6 months
A mandatory driving disqualification
You could also be considered a high-risk offender.
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Drink Driving Penalties First offence:
12 Month Minimum Disqualification
Fine (means tested)
Drink Driving Penalties 2nd Offence:
(if the second offence is within 10 years of the first offence)
Minimum 3 year Disqualification
Fine (means tested)
Drinking and Driving (drunk driving) is a serious offence and carries a mandatory disqualification for a minimum period of 12 months.
There is a drink-drive rehabilitation course available that can be requested on your court date. This is down to the judge on the day if they are willing to offer it. This will reduce a disqualification by 25%.
Drunk Driving & The Legal Alcohol Limit
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the legal drink driving alcohol limit is 35 micrograms per 100 milliliters of breath.
Blood alcohol level for driving is 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters.
107 milligrams per 100 milliliters of urine.
Defences for Drinking and Driving Allegations;
Showing that you were not driving.
Denying that you were driving on a road or in a public place.
Arguing that you consumed the alcohol that took you over the legal limit after you stopped driving.
Denying that you were over the limit and arguing that the police evidence is unreliable.
Challenging the Police process and Procedure
Drink Driving Offence Codes:
Codes DR10 TO DR61 will stay on your driving record for 11 years from the date of the conviction.
Codes DR40 TO DR70 will stay on your driving record for 4 years from the date of the offence or 4 years from the date of conviction.
If you have been charged with drink / drunk in charge of a vehicle, contact the team for a free consultation on 01772 447000 or reach out to us on our 7 day a week WhatsApp helpline 07869760533