Drink driving

Motor offences for individuals

Drunk driving or driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs are both serious motoring offences that can result in imprisonment and disqualification from driving.

Driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs is often applied when drug use is suspected, but no technology for detecting drugs is available. Following medical advice, the police may require a blood or urine sample, although evidence from a doctor can result in a conviction on its own. This offence covers prescription and over the counter medicines, as well as illegal drugs.

For drink driving offences, should you fail a roadside breath test, evidence of the alcohol level will need to be gathered at the police station, via a breath, blood or urine specimen. You can also be prosecuted for failing to supply a sample, or if you were in charge of a stationary vehicle while over the limit.

If you wish to plead not guilty, then specialist legal advice is vital, as we can identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, including inappropriate police behaviour. We can also negotiate in cases where you plead guilty, or are found guilty, for more lenient sentencing.

To find out more about how we can help you, please contact us.

Supervising Partner, Road Traffic Officer

Basildon