Scotland now has the lowest drink drive limit in the UK.
Your driving licence, your car, your job and your reputation, could be in real jeopardy if you are prosecuted for a Drink Driving offence. Even if you are guilty you have more options than you think so DON’T PANIC!
With the recent introduction of the reduced prescribed alcohol limits on 5 December 2014, drivers are at more risk than ever of facing this unthinkable predicament.
If you are arrested for a Drink Driving offence, ask for Scullion LAW Road Traffic Expertsyers or contact our specialist Drink Driving Lawyers without delay to ensure you receive the immediate advice, assistance and representation you need from your point of contact with the police to the conclusion of your case in court.
Drink Driving is covered under section 5(1)(a) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 which provides that it is an offence if a person drives or attempts to drive a motor vehicle on a road or other public place after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in their breath, blood or urine exceeds the prescribed limit.
Are you wondering what the legal limits are? The prescribed alcohol limits in Scotland are now 22mg in 100 ml of breath, 50mg in 100ml of blood and 67mg of alcohol in 100ml of urine.
What are the Implications of Drink Driving?
There are a variety of Drink Driving defences but it is important that you contact a specialist Road Traffic Lawyer immediately to discuss whether any of these defences apply to your case. The defences to Drink Driving are normally very complex and require the assistance of medical practitioners and/or expert toxicologists from the University of Glasgow and elsewhere, so time is of the essence to ensure that your case is properly prepared.
If you are convicted of Drink Driving, the penalties available to the courts are severe and include:
- A mandatory period of disqualification of at least 12 months. This rises to three years if previously disqualified for a similar offence within 10 years.
- Seizure and forfeiture of your motor vehicle
- A significant monetary penalty
- Up to six months imprisonment
Other than the requirement to impose the minimum period of disqualification, the courts have a great deal of discretion when passing sentence. So if you are convicted of Drink Driving it is essential that a bespoke and comprehensive plea in mitigation is given to the court to ensure that the court understands the circumstances and how this will impact on your life.
Drink Driving Offence Solicitors Scotland
This is where the quality of your legal representation can make the difference. Our specialist Road Traffic Offence Lawyers regularly persuade the courts to allow our clients to sit the Drink Driving Rehabilitation Scheme, reducing their period of disqualification, and have never lost a motor vehicle to forfeiture by the Procurator Fiscal.
Our highly accomplished team of Road Traffic Lawyers have years of experience defending Drink Driving cases, in every Scottish Court. We have a solid track record of successful outcomes received from our clients and you can read positive feedback on our testimonials page.
Our commitment to superior client care means that we take into account that legal fees can often be a concern for our clients and our success and growth has been built on making sure our fees are fair, reasonable and transparent with no fees being charged without express prior approval.
Our Road Traffic Lawyers have the confidence, experience, expertise and specialist knowledge of the legislation and case law required to make the difference and keep you driving.
When your liberty, your licence, your job and your reputation are at stake, you cannot settle for second best, you need specialist Road Traffic Lawyers that get results, so DON’T PANIC! Contact us now to discuss your case.
Contact Scullion LAW Drink Driving Solicitors in Glasgow, Hamiton, Paisley, Lanark & Dumfries Today
We understand better than anyone how much your driving licence means to you and that crippling feeling of despair that takes control of you when faced with a charge of Drink Driving. Trust our team of specialist Drink Driving Lawyers to handle your case with the professionalism and discretion you need and take that decision to give yourself the legal representation you need. We cover all areas of Scotland including Glasgow, Hamilton, Lanark, Lanarkshire, Strathclyde, Edinburgh, Inverness, Bearsden, Bothwell, Uddingston, Stirling, Milngavie & Dumfries. Call our team in Glasgow on 0141 374 2121 & Hamilton on 01698 283 265 or fill out our online form and we will call you back within 24 hours. You can even send us a message via our Facebook page Scullion LAW Road Traffic Experts.
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