Drink Driving Offences

If you have been accused of drinking and driving (drunk driving), Don’t risk a drink driving ban – Driving Solicitors can help. you keep hold of your licence. Offence Codes: DR10, DR20, DR30, DR40, DR50, DR60, DR70

Drinking and driving (drunk driving) is a serious driving offence carrying a minimum 12 month ban as standard. One way to avoid a drink driving ban is to dispute and defend against the allegation with one of our motoring offence driving solicitors, unless you can prove that mitigating circumstances that caused you to be drink driving a motor vehicle whilst over the blood alcohol limit.

Breathalyser Readings

The legal limit for driving whilst under the influence of alcohol is 35 milligrams per 100 millilitres of breath. Possible Defences for Drink Driving Allegations:

  • Proving that the defendant was not driving

  • Proving that the defendant was not driving on a public road or in a public place

  • Arguing that the alcohol that took the defendant over the legal limit was consumed after they had stopped driving (also known as the hip flask defence).

  • Denying that the defendant was over the limit; in other words, suggesting that the police evidence is unreliable.

If you have been wrongly accused of drink-driving, get in touch, Driving Solicitors can help.

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Special reasons

Arguing special circumstances is not a valid defence; however, it might be possible to show that there were special reasons in a case and that the accused should not be banned for drink driving. Arguing special reasons is similar to a trial, and evidence must be given under oath. Special reasons include:

  • Where drinks were laced without the defendant’s knowledge, and they were not aware that they were over the legal limit

  • The defendant had no choice but to drive because they were in an emergency situation

  • The defendant drove only a very short distance and no other drivers or pedestrians were at risk

Being In Charge of a Motor Vehicle Whilst Over the Drink Driving Limit

Offence Code: DR40

The ‘in charge of a vehicle’ offence is generally observed when an individual is caught sat in a car, with the keys, whilst over the limit. Sometimes this happens when people decide to sleep in their car rather than drive home – this is never a good idea.

The ‘drunk in charge of a vehicle’ offence carries 10 points, and a discretionary ban can be imposed.This allegation can be defended against if the accused can persuade the court that they had no intention of driving until their blood alcohol level had dropped below the legal limit. In order to prove this, a pharmacologists’ report will be required to establish how long this would have taken.

Drink/Drive:

  • Failure to supply a sample (DR70 Offence Code)

  • Stopped the morning after

  • In charge whilst over the limit

  • Wrong individual accused

  • Is roadside breath test submitted as evidence?

  • Using the shortness of distance defence

  • Reducing the length of a driving ban

If you have been wrongly accused of drink-driving, get in touch, Driving Solicitors can help.

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Drink Driving Offences

If you have been accused of drinking and driving (drunk driving), Don’t risk a drink driving ban – Driving Solicitors can help.

Available 24/7 for a free consultation.
Request a call back now!

Offence Codes: DR10, DR20, DR30, DR40, DR50, DR60, DR70

Drinking and driving (drunk driving) is a serious driving offence carrying a minimum 12 month ban as standard. One way to avoid a drink driving ban is to dispute and defend against the allegation with one of our motoring offence driving solicitors, unless you can prove that mitigating circumstances that caused you to be drink driving a motor vehicle whilst over the blood alcohol limit.

Breathalyser Readings

The legal limit for driving whilst under the influence of alcohol is 35 milligrams per 100 millilitres of breath. Possible Defences for Drink Driving Allegations:

  • Proving that the defendant was not driving

  • Proving that the defendant was not driving on a public road or in a public place

  • Arguing that the alcohol that took the defendant over the legal limit was consumed after they had stopped driving (also known as the hip flask defence).

  • Denying that the defendant was over the limit; in other words, suggesting that the police evidence is unreliable.

If you have been wrongly accused of drink-driving, get in touch, Driving Solicitors can help.

Contact Us Now

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Special reasons

Arguing special circumstances is not a valid defence; however, it might be possible to show that there were special reasons in a case and that the accused should not be banned for drink driving. Arguing special reasons is similar to a trial, and evidence must be given under oath. Special reasons include:

  • Where drinks were laced without the defendant’s knowledge, and they were not aware that they were over the legal limit

  • The defendant had no choice but to drive because they were in an emergency situation

  • The defendant drove only a very short distance and no other drivers or pedestrians were at risk

Being In Charge of a Motor Vehicle Whilst Over the Drink Driving Limit

Offence Code: DR40

The ‘in charge of a vehicle’ offence is generally observed when an individual is caught sat in a car, with the keys, whilst over the limit. Sometimes this happens when people decide to sleep in their car rather than drive home – this is never a good idea.

The ‘drunk in charge of a vehicle’ offence carries 10 points, and a discretionary ban can be imposed.This allegation can be defended against if the accused can persuade the court that they had no intention of driving until their blood alcohol level had dropped below the legal limit. In order to prove this, a pharmacologists’ report will be required to establish how long this would have taken.

Drink/Drive:

  • Failure to supply a sample (DR70 Offence Code)

  • Stopped the morning after

  • In charge whilst over the limit

  • Wrong individual accused

  • Is roadside breath test submitted as evidence?

  • Using the shortness of distance defence

  • Reducing the length of a driving ban

If you have been wrongly accused of drink-driving, get in touch, Driving Solicitors can help.

Contact Us Now