Drink driving

Have you been caught drink driving? Drink Driving Solicitors ready to help you.

Moore Motoring Law are on hand to give you help and advice if you have been caught drink driving.   We provide advice and representation at Courts across the UK for drivers caught driving with excess alcohol.  Call us today for initial free telephone advice 0115 784 1588

What is Drink Driving?

It is an offence for a person to drive or attempt to drive a vehicle after consuming too much alcohol.  How alcohol affects you depends on a number of factors such as height, weight, age, sex & metabolism.  Also, how much you have eaten, the type of drinks consumed and  how long after you drank that you drove, all play a part.  It is essential you seek legal advice as soon as you are arrested or charged with a drink driving offence . Call – 0115 784 1588

The Drink Drive Limit for UK is:

Level of alcohol England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Micrograms per 100 milliltres  of breath 35
Milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood 80
Milligrams per 100 millilitres of urine 107


What are the likely drink driving penalties?

This will depend on:

  • How much you were over the limit
  • Any aggravating or mitigating features making the offence more or less serious
  • Any personal mitigation
  • Whether or not you plead guilty to the offence
  • The court will be referred to the Magistrates Courts Sentencing Guidelines and if the court departed from the Guidelines they would need to give reasons in court.

What are the Drink Driving Penalties?

If you are charged with drink driving and plead guilty or are found guilty after a trial, you could face a fine, community order or prison sentence, and you will be banned from driving unless there are special reasons not to disqualify you..

The actual penalty you get is up to the magistrates who hear your case, and depends on the circumstances of the offence and the amount you are over the legal limit

Moore Motoring Law may be able to help reduce your driving ban by seeking drink-drive rehabilitation scheme (DDRS) course  which can reduce the length of your ban by 25%.

Drink Driving Solicitors – Further Information

Our motoring law solicitors can help advise you to see if there is a defence to the charge or any special reasons not to disqualify you from driving.

If you have been caught drink driving, contact our motoring law team today on 0115 784 1588 or email maria@mooremotoringlaw.co.uk