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Driving under the influence of drink or drugs

Driving under the influence of drink or drugs

SKU: 8.05
  • Advice

    Driving under the influence of drink or drugs

    It is illegal to drive if either the amount of alcohol in your body (over the prescribed alcohol limit) or are under the effects of drugs (legal or illegal). Failure to provide a specimen during a roadside breath test or at a police station if you are suspected of driving under the influence of drink or drugs is an offence, which is treated as seriously as driving whilst under the influence of alcohol.


    The minimum punishment upon conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol is a 12-month ban. Although the Court does have discretion, the disqualification can vary depending on how far over the limit the driver was. The Court’s may offer you the opportunity to attend a drink driving rehabilitation course which once completed, can reduce the period of a ban by 25%. Loss of a job through losing your licence may be a defence factor, however, this would depend on your circumstances.


    How we can help

    If you appoint ourselves then your caseworker will arrange representation for you because you cannot legally enter into a contract for legal advice whilst under the influence, you would have to wait until the effects had worn off. We would then be glad to take your instruction and begin compiling any potential defence. You would then need to initiate a case without delay, upon starting your case your caseworker will create a briefing note for your legal team to examine the charge. To open a case simply click on the link at the top of the page, activated by the link at the top of the page, should you wish to start a case the caseworker will send you the suitable payment link.


    Please note your caseworker can only give generic advice, their role is to prepare your details for handling by our legal team and to act as your point of contact, they will also issue you with your Password and PIN, these will be needed to log onto your client dashboard. From your dashboard you will be able to manage and view every aspect of your case, upload documents, images, files etc.

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