Our Criminal Lawyers in Birmingham Specialise in Drink Driving Cases

As Christmas quickly approaches, police forces will prepare for an increased focus on drink driving arrests. 

Most of us are familiar with the national police incentive that occurs at this time each year. More police stops and more people tested and arrested for drink driving. 

A drink driving conviction can have a huge impact on your wider life. In many cases, research shows that a drink driving conviction can lead to loss of employment, which might then lead to financial issues and strained personal relationships with partners/families. Furthermore, the financial implications of a driving ban can last a long time, with increased insurance premiums for years to come. For first-time offenders there is a minimum disqualification of 12 months, increasing to 3 years in more serious cases. Plus, alongside a ban, you may also face a fine, community service, or even prison time. 
If you are facing a court date for drink driving it is vital that you get advice from a criminal lawyer, before you appear in court. A criminal lawyer can help you make an informed decision about how to deal with a drink driving charge.

What Is Drink Driving?

Legally, drink driving refers to operating a motor vehicle whilst having excess alcohol in your system. In the UK, the limit is set at 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, 35 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath, or 107 milligrams per 100 millilitres of urine.

A drink driving offence is a criminal act, committed when a person operates a vehicle whilst exceeding the legal alcohol limit.

Do You Need A Lawyer?

To defend a drink driving charge, we recommend consulting an experienced criminal lawyer who has a background in drink driving cases. Possible defences include disputing the accuracy of the breathalyser/blood tests or proving a procedural error. A legal expert will be able to identify the most appropriate defence for your particular case.

An experienced criminal lawyer will be able to navigate the complex legal procedure, identify possible defences and potentially minimise the severity of the penalty. The expertise of a lawyer can increase your chances of a favourable outcome, in some instances the case might even be dropped if there is found to be procedural errors, insufficient evidence or a valid defence.

Talk To Our Criminal Lawyers in Birmingham

If you have been caught drink driving in Birmingham, our criminal lawyers can help you. Our criminal lawyers are specialists in cases that involve motoring offences. 

If you are looking for representation from a criminal lawyer in the Birmingham area, you can be confident in Greens Solicitors.