Drink Driving

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Drinking and Driving (drunk driving) is a serious offence and carries a mandatory ban for a minimum period of 12 months and the possibility of a prison sentence.

Drink Driving Defences

There are defences to drink driving. Our motoring lawyers will discuss your options with you to establish if you do have a defence. Common defences include:

  • Showing that you were not driving.
  • Denying that you were driving on a road or in a public place.
  • Arguing that you consumed the alcohol that took you over the legal limit after you stopped driving (otherwise known as a hip flask defence).
  • Denying that you were over the limit and arguing that the police evidence is unreliable.


Special Reasons Argument

These are not a defence but you may be able to show that there are special reasons in your case and that you shouldn’t be banned for drunk driving. A special reasons argument is like a trial and you have to give evidence on oath.

Examples which may include special reasons:

  • Your drinks were laced without your knowledge and you didn’t realise that you were over the legal limit.
  • You had to drive because it was an emergency and you had no other choice.
  • You only drove a very short distance and you didn’t put any other drivers / pedestrians at risk.

Drink Driving Penalties

The court must endorse your licence and disqualify you for at least 12 months.

If you have had two or more disqualifications for periods of 56 days or more in preceding 3 years, the court must disqualify you for two years.

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