Charges for Drink Driving
In order to be charged of drink driving, the prosecution must prove that the prescribed limit has been exceeded. The prescribed limit is 35 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. However in accordance with a Home Office Circular, the prosecution does not prosecute for drink driving if the breath alcohol level is below 40 mgs. The prescribed alcohol level in blood is 80mg of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood and in urine is 107mg of alcohol in 100 millilitres of urine.
In order to be charged for drink driving, the court has to be satisfied that all procedures have been followed correctly. Never forget that evidence can be challenged by a defendant who does not accept that he is guilty of drink driving or that there has been a significant failure by the police when carrying out the investigation. The courts have held that any failure by a police officer to adhere to strict procedures when obtaining samples can be fatal to a prosecution for drink driving.
Drink Driving Penalty
The penalty for drink driving a motor vehicle or attempting to do so is an obligatory ban for a minimum 12months and a fine of up to £5000. The court also has the power to imprison a defendant for up to 6 months.
Robert Bimpson: Drink Drive Solicitor
Robert Bimpson is wildly acknowledged to be an expert in the defence of Drink Driving charges. He has been dedicated to the defence of clients since 1989 and his wealth of experience will be used to personally ensure you receive the best advice and the best possible outcome to your case.
Free Drink Driving Consultation
Remember, if any potential prosecution is to be defended successfully, the sooner work begins on your defence the better. Do not be tempted to forget about it and hope it will go away, It Won't!
The initial Drink Driving consultation is FREE to let you know exactly how to deal with your case and ensure the best possible outcome. So, contact us today.