Being in charge of a vehicle while intoxicated and over the legal blood/alcohol limit, without actually driving, can result in a license disqualification, up to three months in jail and a maximum fine of £2,500.

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Driving or attempting to drive whilst over the legal blood/alcohol limit almost always results in a minimum 12-month driving ban, a fine of up to £5,000 and up to 6 months in prison for serious or aggravated offences. It has to be said that in the majority of prosecutions it is extremely rare for a solicitor to stop a disqualification from driving from happening. It has be stated that there are only a handful of examples where the solicitor can attempt to provide a “technical defence”.

For those people who quite flatly refuse to give a sample of breath, urine or a blood specimen when asked could face a some what similar penalty.

Under current drink driving law the police have the legal right to request a breath sample for analysis from anyone who is driving under any circumstances. They also have the power to require a breath test if you are attempting to drive or driving in privately owned land which is accessible by the public. Currently, 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath is the prescribed alcohol limit which is equivalent to 80 milligrams of alcohol per hundred millilitres of breath. The request for a breath specimen must come from a uniformed officer with one of the following three conditions being satisfied:-

1. there needs to be a valid and reasonable reason as to why a person has drank alcohol
2. the officer has reasonable cause to suspect a moving traffic violation
3. it has to be believed that the person who was driving the car was associated with the incident

If you are searching for an affordable drink driving solicitor I personally would advise that you try online as the fees here are likely to be the most competitive.