If you have been charged with a drink driving offence you need to consult a solicitor as soon as possible. A drink driving charge or allegation does not have to lead to a conviction, and our team of specialist drink driving solicitors are committed to giving you the best defence possible.
What should I do if I have been caught drink driving?
Firstly, if you are charged with a drink driving offence it is essential you seek expert legal advice. Our professional team has years of experience dealing with motoring offences and are ready and waiting to help to ensure that you take the best possible course of action for your circumsWhat are the penalties for drink driving?
The drink drive limits are:
Breath: Maximum of 35 micrograms of alcohol in 100ml of breath
Blood: Maximum of 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100ml of blood
Urine: Maximum of 107 milligrams of alcohol in 100ml of urine
Drink driving offences can carry up to 6 months custodial sentence and a financial penalty of up to £5000. Minimum disqualification is 12 months, or if you have a previous drink driving offence is is 3 years.
Penalties for drink driving depend on the level of intoxication and circumstantial evidence.
How can we help defend you?
Procedural errors and errors on behalf of the police have previously led to cases being thrown out of Court. The drink driving procedure is technical and complex. Police must follow a specific procedure and
rely on a number of devices to measure the amount of alcohol in a person’s body. If a drink driving case is incorrectly operated, it could mean that an allegation is dropped.
Qamar have a team of solicitors who specialise in defending drink driving cases. We scrutinise police procedure; assess device/measurement reliability; consider the potential for drinks being spiked and defend by recognising exceptional and mitigating circumstances.
Our page of previous cases documents how we have successfully defended people facing drink driving allegations.
Our specialist team thoroughly investigate every aspect of a case so that you have the best defence possible.