Drink Driving

Kellocks are genuine experts in dealing with excess alcohol allegations, be they for drink driving, being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle or failing to provide an evidential specimen.

We deal with several cases a week and have done so for many years.

Please ring other specialists with eye watering private fees before contacting us. Be wary about websites boasting 100% success rates that often arise after last minute guilty plea advice is provided at your considerable expense.

The Law

S4 Road Traffic Act 1988

A person who, when driving or attempting to drive a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place is unfit to drive through drink or drugs is guilty of an offence.

S5 Road Traffic Act 1988

If a person:

  1. a) drives or attempts to drive on a road or other public place or,
  2. b) is in charge of a motor vehicle on a road or other public place

after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in his breath, blood or urine exceeds the prescribed limit he is guilty of an offence.

What am I looking at?

Drink driving is a serious allegation.  A mandatory disqualification from driving for a minimum period of 12 months follows a conviction unless Special Reasons apply.  The length of the disqualification may also be reduced by up to 25% by attendance on a driving rehabilitation course.

Immediate custody is invariably the Court’s starting point for high readings above 120µg in breath.

Contact Kellocks now for expert advice and guidance, we can make a difference.

Is Legal Aid available?

It depends.

Allegations of drink driving offences may satisfy the “interests of justice” test and if you are financially eligible, legal aid may be available.  If it is, we can provide representation at no cost to yourself at court.

Contact us now and we can provide you with expert advice regarding legal aid eligibility or a fixed fee to provide representation.