Providing honest and affordable advice, representation, and legal services to clients nationwide.
The Road Traffic Act 1988 section 4(1) makes it illegal to drive or attempt to drive a motor vehicle on a road or other public place while unfit through drink or drugs. If you have been charged with this offence, you must contact our Motor Offence Solicitors immediately so we can advise and represent you.
As one of the busiest and most successful Motoring Offence Solicitors in the UK, Hadi Law Solicitors have over 30 years’ experience defending drink and/or drug driving cases. Furthermore, as a team, we have a 95% success rate when advising and representing clients charged with motoring offences.
“I was recommended Hadi Law Solicitors by a friend who had previous experience with the firm. Start to finish the service was faultless and I want to give a big mention how professional Bilal was with my case. I got the result I wanted thanks to Hadi Law Solicitors and for that, I would recommend them to anyone who's in need of legal consultation in motor offence cases.”
What does it mean to be unfit?
The police must prove that you are unfit to drive. This means that your “ability to drive properly is for the time being impaired”.
To do this the police officer should carry out preliminary impairment tests. The police do not need to show that you were over the prescribed limit.
There are several defences available for driving or attempting to drive while unfit through drink or drugs. For example, the police may have laid the incorrect charge and be out of time to lay the correct charges. This can mean the evidence to support the original charge is weak allowing us to defend the charges. We can also look to prove that you were not impaired and a failure of a particular impairment test could have been due to health issues at the time.
Please call us for an initial consultation on 01772 447000 or request a callback.
What is driving or attempting to drive while unfit through drugs?
Being unfit through drugs encompasses situations where your ability to drive is compromised due to the influence of drugs, including illegal substances and certain prescription medications.
The police can test for cannabis and cocaine at the roadside.
What are penalties for driving while unfit through drink and/or drugs?
If you are convicted of drink and/or drug driving, the penalties can include:
• A criminal record.
• A maximum penalty of six months in prison.
• An unlimited fine.
• An automatic driving ban of at least one year (three years if you have been convicted twice in 10 years).
If you kill someone while driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, you could be sentenced to life imprisonment.
In addition to the criminal penalties handed down by the Court, a drink and/or drug driving conviction can result in you losing your job, being unable to enter certain countries (because you have a criminal record), and damage to your personal and professional reputation.
Why choose us?
Being charged with drink and/or drug driving is a frightening experience; however, you can trust that we will provide you with honest and affordable advice, representation, and legal services.
At Hadi Law Solicitors, we will advise you honestly. If, given the facts of your case, it is in your best interests to plead guilty, we will tell you so. However, if a defence is available, we will fight tenaciously to get a positive result.
For further information speak to us on 01772 447000 or reach out to us on our seven day a week WhatsApp helpline 07869760533.