Drink Driving

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Drink Driving

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If you are convicted of drink driving then the Court has to impose a mandatory disqualification of a minimum of 12 months.

This disqualification can increase up to 10 years if you have similar previous convictions on your record within the last 10 years. If you have been accused of a drink driving offence but believe the charge is wrong, there are loopholes and certain arguments that can be put forward to the Courts to prevent you from facing a driving ban.

There are certain defences to raise to the allegation of drink driving such as not being the driver at the time and drinking alcohol after driving.  Both of these are hard to prove to a Court without an experienced solicitor to help you make a case and you should get specialist advice from Gray & Co Solicitors in order to have the best chance of success. If you have any questions for us regarding drink driving use our “Have a Question?” box to speak to one of our team!

The drink driving procedure rules are lengthy and complicated resulting in the Police often making mistakes.  We are here to see if we can highlight these mistakes and defend you even when a standard defence is not suitable for your case. We understand just how badly a drink driving conviction can affect your personal and working life, which is why we strive to put together the strongest possible argument using our expertise and knowledge of drink driving offences.

If you are guilty of an offence of drink driving then there are some ways of avoiding the mandatory disqualification if you can show there are Special Reasons not to disqualify you.

The Special Reasons argument takes a closer look at the circumstances surrounding your offence and is the key to keeping you on the roads. See our section on Special Reasons for more information on whether this argument applies to you or give our friendly team a call on 01244 344299 or drop us a line via the online contact form to discuss the best way forward for you.

As well as a disqualification on conviction you can also receive a financial penalty of up to £1000.00 and/or a prison sentence of up to 6 months if you are convicted of this offence.  That is why it is important to speak to a specialist in this area of law if you are charged with an offence of drink driving.

Here at Gray and Co we have extensive experience of dealing with drink driving cases. If you’d like the best chance of retaining your licence and remaining in the driver’s seat then call our team at Gray & Co now on 01244 344299 or drop us an email at info@grayandcosolicitors.co.uk for independent specialist advice.

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