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Drink Driving

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Drink driving specialist solicitors

Our lawyers are experts in road traffic or motoring offences. We are based in Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields, and offer representation throughout the North East. Our solicitors have many years experience and are best ranked in the North East. Call now for immediate advice.

If you face a charge of drink driving, you should seek specialist advice as soon as possible. Driving or attempting to drive while over the alcohol limit normally carries mandatory disqualification of at least 12 months. The court will also consider punishment from a fine to a prison sentence depending on your alcohol reading and the circumstances.

Our specialist solicitors will fully consider the evidence against you and provide expert representation at trial.

It can be possible to avoid disqualification if “special reasons” are proved – for example if you have driven in an emergency or only a very short distance. If you decide to plead guilty, we will provide specialist advice and representation to reduce punishment. We will ensure you are considered for the Drink Drivers Rehabilitation Scheme which can reduce your disqualification by up to one quarter.

We understand the importance of your driving licence – whether you wish to challenge the drink driving charge or reduce the disqualification or punishment imposed, contact us for further advice.

Drink driving limits

In England and Wales the current drink drive limits are as follows

In breath – 35 mg

In blood   – 80mg

In urine  – 107mg

Please note there is no longer a requirement for the police to offer a blood or urine test if your breath reading is below 50mg.

 

 

 

 

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