In Danger of a Drink Driving Ban? We can help. We have a 87% success Rate
Avoid A Drink Driving Ban
To avoid a drink driving ban, or to reduce the length of your disqualification, you need to present a solid legal defence. We can advise what legal defence is best suited to your situation and can argue your case in court.
We have successfully defended 87% of all drink driving cases we have dealt with.
Drink driving bans
The penalty for drink driving typically includes a driving ban. However, the court does have the power to exercise its discretion. This means that each case is considered on an individual basis. Even if you have been caught drink driving, it is possible to present a legal defence that -
- Results in you being found not guilty, or
- Results in you getting a reduced driving ban, or
- Results in you avoiding a driving ban
Drink driving defences
There are different legal defences that can be used in drink driving cases. Some of the most common include –
The police must follow very strict procedures when testing someone for drink driving. If these procedures are not followed correctly, it means the evidence cannot be used. Even if your case looks open and shut, we can examine whether there were any fundamental errors which render the evidence inadmissible.
Not in a public place
To be guilty of drink driving, you must be found driving on a public road. Sometimes, the police maintain that a road is public simply because the public has access to it. However, this is not necessarily true. We can confirm whether you were on private property. If so, the case can go no further.
If the prosecution’s evidence relies on eye-witnesses, these witnesses must be asked to formally identity you as the defendant. If the police do not follow the correct ID procedures, this evidence cannot be used. This can severely weaken the prosecution’s case. In fact, they may not be able to prove beyond reasonable doubt that you are guilty.
Refusing to provide a sample is a criminal offence and can result in a driving ban. But if you can show that you had a reasonable excuse for refusing a test, the court may offer you a reduced sentenced or find you not guilty. A reasonable excuse could be that you have medical issues, mental health issues or phobias.
Sometimes you are guilty of drink driving, but there is a special reason that explains why you did it. It could be that your drink was laced and you did not know, or there was a medical emergency. If you can establish special reasons, the court may reduce your driving ban or allow you to keep your licence.
Drink driving solicitors
There are additional legal defences that can be used. Whatever the circumstances, if you have been caught drink driving, contact us for advice. We are experts in this area of the law and know how to win your case. Even where it looks like there is no prospect of success, we can help you.
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I was charged with drink driving and my case looked hopeless. There was witness evidence and forensic evidence. From my first meeting with Abdul he reassured me that we could win the case. Abdul was fantastic and the end result is that I am a happy man as I have kept my driving licence and my job. Scott McDonald.
I was initially somewhat sceptical about keeping my licence, I was stopped for Drink Driving and the costs were high, but the result was excellent, and the money was certainly well spent. I would not hesitate to use DFR again. Michael A.
I had never been in court previously, and the prospect was terrifying. I was stopped for Drink Driving, and was looking at a significant disqualification. The result in the circumstances was unbelievable, the solicitor was excellent in presenting my case and explaining the extenuating circumstances. I was overjoyed with the final result.NM
I had never been in court previously, and the prospect was terrifying. I was stopped for Drink Driving, and was looking at a significant disqualification. The result in the circumstances was unbelievable, the solicitor was excellent in presenting my case and explaining the extenuating circumstances. I was overjoyed with the final result.JL
From the outset Abdul reassured me, talked me through everything and put my mind at ease that I was in the best possible hands at a time of stress and panic. The process from our initial meeting was seamless and Abdul put plans in place for me to receive the best possible outcome in court with some ground work from myself. I honestly can't thank Abdul enough for his services, although he was there in a professional manner he also showed great understanding of my situation and helped me through a difficult time.Carl Sykes
My husband had been charged with Drink driving case, Abdul Ali was amazing throughout. Every step of the way he was very professional. He kept in contact with us and was very consistent. He got us the result we were after. Can’t thank Abdul enough for his expertise.Leanne
Abdul, can’t thank you enough for all that you have done for me. You certainly are a Drink Driving Specialist. You have saved my world. Words can’t describe what you have done for me. Jake Crank;
As a professional driver being off the road was not an option for me, Abdul’s experience & professionalism on the day resulted in the best possible outcome for me & would certainly recommend DFR Solicitors for all motoring offences Andy Cole