Your first offence

If you’ve been charged with your first (and no doubt your last) drink driving offence, we appreciate this can be a distressing and confusing time.

However, it’s imperative that you act quickly to secure the specialist help you require – this could mean the difference between keeping or losing your licence. The earlier we can intervene, the sooner we can make a difference.

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Every drink driving case is unique, each depending on your individual arrest circumstances and evidential blood, breath or urine specimens. What doesn’t change, however, is the way the evidence is collected. If these specimens are not collected correctly, in accordance with the relevant statutory procedures, they may be excluded – meaning there’s no evidence to prove that you exceeded the prescribed limit.

Despite this being your first offence of driving under the influence, you could still face severe drink driving penalties. The magistrates can impose:

  • 6 months in prison
  • A £5000.00 fine
  • Community Service
  • A minimum 12 month driving disqualification

Other problems you could face include:

  • Becoming a High Risk Offender
  • Limited employment prospects
  • A significant increase in your car insurance costs
  • Difficulty travelling & obtaining visa’s

As a specialist motoring defence firm, we have the expertise and knowledge to ensure the best possible outcome – whatever the circumstances. Our dedicated family-run team will meticulously challenge the accuracy of the evidence provided by the prosecution. You may have a full defence to the allegation.

Speak to one of our solicitors for advice on your drink driving offence

0151 422 8020


All our advice is completely free of charge