At Chiltern Law our drink driving solicitors have many years of experience dealing with those charged with drink driving or sometimes called driving with excess alcohol.
The legal drink driving limit in the UK is 80 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, 35 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath or 107 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of urine which equates to just a couple of pints in most cases. Those found to be over the limit will inevitably face a disqualification from driving the minimum being 12 months (less 3 months if the drink drive rehabilitation course is offered). Those found to be much more intoxicated will face longer disqualifications and perhaps an ancillary order such as unpaid work. Those grossly over the limit could face custody or a suspended sentence. Due to this it is very wise to seek the best possible advice from professional drink driving solicitors like ourselves.
At Chiltern Law we have successfully defended those charged with this offence due to evidential inadequacy and duress of circumstances. We have years of experience arguing special reasons in an attempt to prevent disqualification. Such special reasons can include “spiked drinks”, “shortness of distance travelled” and “emergency” circumstances. At Chiltern Law, we offer practical and comprehensive advice on all such matters, so you know where you stand.
There are other related offences such as: drunk in charge of a motor vehicle and failing to provide a specimen for analysis both of which can lead to a disqualification from driving. Those convicted of 2 drink drive related offences within a 10 year period faces a minimum mandatory disqualification of 3 years.