Failure to Provide Specimen

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Failure to Provide Specimen

Motoring Offences


If the Court finds you to be guilty of the offence of failing to provide a specimen of breath, it can attract a sentence of up to 6 months imprisonment, up to £5000 fine and a minimum disqualification of 12 months.

The offence is not as well advertised as driving with excess alcohol, with many motorists being unsure of the possible penalties despite it being a very serious offence.

If you are stopped by the police on suspicion of being over the legal limit you will be asked to complete a breath test.  If you fail or refuse to complete this procedure, either at the roadside or in a police station, then you can be charged and put before the Court for an offence of failing to provide a specimen of breath.

Aside from the possibility of losing your licence, drink driving-related convictions can also increase the costs of your car insurance significantly.

There are a number of reasons why people fail to provide a sample of breath (such as medical conditions) which means you may have a strong case for defending the charge that you face. Here at Gray and Co Solicitors we specialise in helping you turn your argument into a strong case and help you retain your licence. If you require legal advice/representation regarding the offence then we urge you to contact one of our experienced solicitors here at Gray and Co to receive professional advice. You can contact us via our online contact form or call us on 01244 344299.

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