Drink driving involves driving a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place whilst above the legal limit. It is an offence which can attract a custodial sentence. The offence carries a mandatory disqualification for a minimum of 12 months. Defences to charges of drink driving can be complex and difficult to establish. Our experienced solicitors can prepare and conduct complex defences such as post-incident drinking.
Should you wish to plead guilty to a charge of drink driving we can conduct mitigation with a view to getting the lowest possible ban. Although the minimum ban is 12 months we can seek to persuade the court in certain cases that you should be allowed the opportunity to undertake a specified drink-driving awareness course in exchange for a reduction in your ban. We have made many applications to the court in this regard in the past with great success. Please see the separate section entitled ‘Reduction in Drink Driving Ban’ for more information.