Drink driving is one of the most serious motoring offences – especially if a road accident or injury to another road user results.
Police will require suspected drink drivers to undergo a breathalyser test by the road side, as well as blood and urine tests at a police station – refusing to provide samples is a serious offence in itself.
Drivers caught drink driving or drunk in charge face serious penalties – including a driving ban or even prison.
Drink driving is a criminal offence and convicted drivers face having a criminal record.
In cases where drivers rely on their vehicles for their work or family duties, a driving ban as a result of drink driving can be extremely serious – and may cost a convicted driver their livelihood.
Duncan Lewis drink driving solicitors have considerable expertise in defending cases involving drink driving – including attending police interview and advising on reducing the length of any driving ban.
In some cases, it may be possible to prove that a drinking driving charge was actually flawed, or a sample provided was contaminated.
In some cases, alcohol might have been consumed after a road accident, but before giving a blood or urine sample – if, for example, a drink was “spiked” with alcohol before giving samples at a police station.
Whatever the circumstances of a drink driving charge, Duncan Lewis motoring offence solicitors offer robust criminal defence services to those facing a of drink driving – and the Duncan Lewis motoring law department has a successful track record in reducing the length of any driving ban.
Duncan Lewis can also advise on penalties for drink driving convictions, including drink driving rehabilitation schemes (DDRS) to reduce a sentence – and disqualifications for first and second drink driving offences, as well as fines for drink driving and prison sentences.
Duncan Lewis represents clients at Police Stations, Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts, and at Appeal Courts such as the Court of Appeal.
Duncan Lewis' Crime Department has been recognised as a Top Tier and recommended criminal defence practice by Chambers UK 2018 and the Legal 500 2017 Edition – and has an exceptional track record in defending cases involving drink driving charges, including car drivers, HGV drivers or motorcyclists and professional or commercial drivers.
Duncan Lewis motoring offence solicitors advise clients who may face prosecution for a road traffic offence to contact us as soon as possible, especially if a Notice of Intended Prosecution has been issued.
A member of the Duncan Lewis motoring offence department can attend police interview under caution – and our motoring law department regularly advises new drivers, experienced drivers and professional drivers on road traffic offences, including drink driving.
There are Duncan Lewis offices nationwide in England and Wales – and a criminal defence solicitor from Duncan Lewis can usually reach a client at a police station or court within 45 minutes.
Call Duncan Lewis motoring offence solicitors on 0203 114 1145 for expert legal advice on road traffic offences, including charges involving drink driving.
For 24/7 help at a police station, call the Duncan Lewis Emergency Hotline on 0207 275 2036.