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Drink Driving

If you have been caught Drink Driving and are facing a Driving Ban, the implications of this road traffic offence may be very serious as a ban may lead to the loss of your job, affect your personal relationships, the loss of your car plus a criminal record.

The UK Alcohol limit for drivers is 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, 35mcg per 100ml of breath or 107mg per 100ml of urine and it is a criminal offence to drive or be in charge of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

Punishment If Convicted

  • A 12 month mandatory disqualification for the 1st offence or 3 years for 2nd offences within a 10 years period
  • A fine of up to £5,000 and/or 6 months imprisonment/community service
The length of the disqualification will also be dependant on the amount of alcohol consumed.

The table below shows you the length of disqualification in comparison to the level of alcohol found:
Breath Blood Urine Disqualification Not Less Than Guideline
26-55 80-125 107-170 12 Months Fine
56-70 126-160 171-214 16 Months Fine
71-85 161-195 215-260 20 Months Fine
86-100 196-229 261-308 24 Months Community Penalty
101-115 230-264 309-354 28 Months Community Penalty
116-130 265-300 355-400 32 Months Prison
131+ 301+ 401+ 36 Months Prison

How We Can Help You

Our Driving Law solicitors specialise in representing motorists who have been charged with a DUI offence. After examining your case, our solicitors will find any possible defences and identify if a 'specials reasons argument' exists. If your only option is to plead guilty, our motoring offence solicitors will focus on mitigation, lessening the severity of the offence and obtaining the lowest sentence possible.

Our mitigation plea sets out valid and convincing reasons as to why the court ought to view your case with some empathy, and take those reasons into account before sentencing you. We will also inform the court of all your personal circumstances to ensure the Magistrates fully understand what effect a disqualification would have on you. We’ll also obtain character references for you and submit these to the court, in advance of the hearing, laying the foundations for a positive result. We will, of course, keep you informed of every hearing date and arrange the best representation for you.

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Contact MTA Solicitors on 0208 437 0731 or alternatively, complete the form below.

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