Will you go to prison for drink driving?
In our latest video series, Marcus Johnstone discusses the likelihood of a custodial sentence in motoring cases.
In drink driving cases, you are more likely to go to prison if;
- Your breath breath reading was in excess of 120ug (276mg in blood or 367mg in urine)
- You had passengers in your vehicle (particularly if they were children)
- You were involved in an incident where injury was caused
- You had previous convictions for motoring offences
In drug driving cases, you are more likely to go to prison if;
- You were in excess of 10 times the legal limit
- You have previous motoring convictions
- You were found in possession of a controlled drug
- You were involved in a incident where injury was caused
Magistrates' Court Sentencing Guidelines
Please also take a look at our Free Booklet - The Magistrates' Court Sentencing Guidelines