Drink & Drive
Government figures (Drink & Drive Offences) showed 290 people were killed in drink-drive accidents in 2012 – a rise of 25% on the 2011 death toll.

We Understand being accused of a criminal offence is a stressful time and you may think that it’s impossible to defend yourself or save your driving licence. We analyse your case and give you our expert opinion on the strength of the evidence. We will discuss with you errors made by the prosecution, and whether you are in a state to avoid penalty points if convicted, however you will get a benefit of early plea, but if you do not plead guilty then the matter will go for the trial(Drink & Drive Offences).

The magistrate will look at the mitigating circumstances and will deliver the verdict accordingly.

Drink and driving is very serious as it may end up leaving you dead, so do avoid drinking whilst you are out with your friends, the best practice is to park your car in a safe place and call the taxi.

Effects of Alcohol on driving:

a) Alcohol reduces your ability to drive safely. No one drives as usual after drinking alcohol, even
though some people may look and act as though they are unaffected.

b) Alcohol affects most areas of your brain, so the the effects are wide-ranging and impossible to
compensate for. Alcohol is a depressant.

i) Slow brain functions so that you cant respond to situations, make decisions or react quickly
ii) Reduces your ability to judge how fast you are moving or your distance from other cars, objects or
peoples.
iii) Gives you false confidence-you may take greater risks because you think your driving is better than it
really is.
iv) Makes it harder to do more than one thing-while you concentrate on steering, you could miss seeing
traffic lights, cars entering from side streets or pedestrians.
v) Affects your sense of balance-very important if you ride a motorcycle
vi) Makes you sleepy.

Call: 02088677737

The drink drive limit

There are strict alcohol limits for drivers, but it’s impossible to say exactly how many drinks this equals – it’s different for each person.

The limits in Scotland are different to the rest of the UK.

Level of alcoholEngland, Wales and Northern IrelandScotland
Micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath3522
Milligrammes per 100 millilitres of blood8050
Milligrammes per 100 millilitres of urine10767

There are strict drink driving penalties if you are caught over the limit.

You can’t drive anywhere in the UK if you’ve been banned by any UK court because of drink driving.

The way alcohol affects you depends on:

  • your weight, age, sex and metabolism (the rate your body uses energy)
  • the type and amount of alcohol you’re drinking
  • what you’ve eaten recently
  • your stress levels at the time