The drink driving campaign has been very successful over the past 50 years – since the first advert – resulting in a huge reduction in road casualties related to this. The drinking limits are low and will be lowered again. Despite this though, alcohol affects people in different ways and you may find yourself over the limit when you haven’t had much to drink at all. Your weight, age, sex and stress levels are some of the factors that can put you over the limit despite having drunk very little. And if you are convicted of drink driving you can face a 12 month driving ban, a criminal record, a fine of up to £5,000 and an endorsement on your license for up to 11 years.
We are specialist solicitors for representing you in motor related offences including drink driving. If you are charged with drink driving the key issue is for you to contact us as soon as you have contact with the police about the offence. Strict time limits apply to what the police can and must do in terms of your response to any Notice of Intended Prosecution. The important thing for you is to get advice as soon as possible so that you can achieve the best possible outcome.