Road Traffic & Drink Driving Solicitors

Road Traffic Offences & Drink Driving

Road Traffic or Drink Driving Offences are a complex area of law, yet many people seek advice from general lawyers, or worse still from social media.
This is a risky approach, because being convicted of a Road Traffic Offence/Driving Offence may result in severe hardship to you and your family. Careers and livelihoods are often dependent upon maintaining a driving licence.

We advise that you consult a specialist in traffic offences or drink drive solicitor from the outset. This will minimise the risk of conviction and loss of licence.

Road Traffic Offences cover a wide variety of allegations. Some of these can result in you getting penalty points on your driving licence, while others can lead to mandatory disqualification. Our team of road traffic offence experts and drink drive solicitors will guide you from the start of the process. First of all, we will clearly explain the legal issues around your case, and what your options are.

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Do not hesitate to call upon our pool of talented and experienced solicitors, barristers and other driving offence experts to ensure that you get the best advice and results. We may discover procedural issues around your case. For example, there could be problems around measuring equipment or road signage. Alternatively, you may have been taking medication at the time of the alleged offence. Such issues may affect how we defend your case. Tell us the details, and we will know what to do.
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Road Traffic Offences & Drink Driving

Road Traffic Offences/Driving Offences are a complex area of law, yet many people seek advice from general lawyers, or worse still from social media.
This is a risky approach, because being convicted of a Road Traffic Offence/Driving Offence may result in severe hardship to you and your family. Careers and livelihoods are often dependent upon maintaining a driving licence.

We advise that you consult a specialist in traffic offences or drink drink solicitor from the outset. This will minimise the risk of conviction and loss of licence.

Road Traffic Offences cover a wide variety of allegations. Some of these can result in you getting penalty points on your driving licence, while others can lead to mandatory disqualification. Our team of road traffic offence experts and drink drive solicitors will guide you from the start of the process. First of all, we will clearly explain the legal issues around your case, and what your options are.

Do not hesitate to call upon our pool of talented and experienced solicitors, barristers and other experts to ensure that you get the best advice and results. We may discover procedural issues around your case. For example, there could be problems around measuring equipment or road signage. Alternatively, you may have been taking medication at the time of the alleged offence. Such issues may affect how we defend your case. Tell us the details, and we will know what to do.

We can advise on any type of Road Traffic Offence/Driving Offence, including:

◦ Dangerous driving
◦ Death by dangerous driving
◦ Speeding
◦ Using a mobile phone whilst driving
◦ Driving without insurance
◦ Driving without a licence or whilst disqualified
◦ Careless and inconsiderate driving
◦ Drink driving
◦ Drug driving
◦ Failing to stop
◦ Failing to identify a driver
◦ Failure to report an accident
◦ Failure to provide a specimen
◦ Obstruction, parking offences
◦ Fixed Penalty Notices
◦ Construction and use offences
◦ Drivers’ hours
◦ Totting up

Drink Driving Offence FAQs

1. What is the legal alcohol limit for driving?

- The legal limit for driving whilst under the influence of alcohol is 35 milligrams per 100 millilitres of breath.

2. What possible defence are available to me if I have been charged with a drink driving offence?

- If you were not the driver at the time in question.
- If you were not driving on a public road or in a public place.
- Denying that you were over the limit and suggesting the police evidence is unreliable.
- Post-driving alcohol consumption (i.e you had the drink after driving rather than before).
- Medical conditions.
- Incorrect storage and treatment of your evidential sample.

3. What punishment will I get for drink driving?

- Sentencing often depends on how far over the limit you were.
- Drink driving, unless there are certain special reasons not to, always results in a ban of at least 12 months.
- Punishment can also include a fine, unpaid work in the community or in the most serious cases a short prison sentence.
- Your drink driving solicitor will be able to advise you on likely sentence based on the case against you.

4. What is a special reasons argument? Is this available to me?

- It may be that you committed the offence of drink driving due a special reason and as a result you should not be subject to any disqualification ban.
-Your drink driving solicitor will be able to review the facts of your case along with your instructions and advise you on whether this application can be pursued.
- Evidence will need to be obtained and presented to the Court to support this.
- Example of special reasons:
- Where your drink may have been laced and you were not aware that you were over the limit.
- Where you had no choice but to drive due to an emergency.
- Where you drove only a very short distance and no other drivers or pedestrians were at risk.

CONTACT US

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Email: enquiries@garricklaw.com
Tel: +44 (0)203 196 7822
Fax: +44 (0)203 196 7831
Address:
81 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1DD

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