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Drink Driving

Drink driving offences carry mandatory disqualification in almost every single case for a minimum term of at least 12 months.

Trying to reduce the length of the disqualification is often paramount and good representation can make a vital difference.

However, some drink driving cases can lead to more serious consequences than just the ban, including heavy fines, community orders with unpaid work requirements or even possible custody, so it is important to have the right representation from the start.

If you’ve been charged with a drink driving offence, call us for a free initial consultation to see how we can help.

Drunk in Charge 

The law around being drunk in charge of a vehicle can be complicated, with the golden rule being don’t mix the two.

If you are accused, it is important to establish the facts at an early stage to decide the best approach, be that a defence or a plea to try and avoid disqualification.

As with drink driving, the consequences can go beyond your driving licence, so it is important to take action as soon as possible.

We are here to help, so get in touch with our Bristol office on 0117 929 2811 for a free initial consultation.

You can see our FAQs on Driving and Road Offences here.

Go back to our main Driving and Road Offences page here.


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