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Drink Driving

Every drink driving case is different, but all cases start with a breath, blood or urine reading in excess of the prescribed limit. Our team of specialist drink driving solicitors have years of experience in defending drink driving cases in magistrates courts across the country. 

If you have been suspected of drink driving, it's important to understand the potential consequences and to make sure you have the right legal advice. 


We offer a free consultation so you can discuss your case in detail and understand the best approach to take. With our help, you may be able to avoid a criminal conviction and the long-term consequences that follow. Don't attempt to navigate the legal process alone, get in touch with us today.

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Death by careless driving under the influence of alcohol

If you cause the death of another person whilst drink driving, sentencing may be severe with an unlimited fine, a driving ban of at least 2 years - and up to 14 years imprisonment depending on the level of alcohol consumption.


Failure to provide a specimen

Failure to provide a specimen (breath, urine or blood test) either at the roadside or at a police station is also a criminal offence. There are 3 variants of this type of offence, namely:


  • Refusing to take a breath test -  if you refuse to comply with this request, you may have 4 penalty points put on your driving licence or between 12 and 36 months driving disqualification and a fine of £1000

  • Refusing to provide an evidential specimen – if you refuse to provide a sample of urine, blood or breath at the police station, between 3 and 11 penalty points will apply to your driving licence or a driving ban of between 12 and 36 months, a fine of up to £5000 and 6 months in prison

  • Refusing to allow permission for a specimen to be taken for analysis at a laboratory. The penalty for this type of charge is the same as failing to provide an evidential specimen.



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Penalties if convicted of drink driving:


  • A minimum 12 month driving ban

  • A hefty fine

  • Up to 6 months in prison

  • An endorsement on your licence for 11 years


There are also the wider consequences of being caught drink driving which can include:


  • Increase in car insurance costs

  • Job loss

  • Trouble getting into countries like the USA

  • The shame of having a criminal record

  • Loss of independence


The Institute of Advanced Motorists calculate that a drink drive conviction could cost between £20,000 - £50,000 as a result of fines, solicitors fees, increase in car insurance and loss of job. 


How can we help?

If you have been charged with, or are under investigation for any offence relating to drink driving, get in touch with Qamar Solicitors today for expert criminal defence advice from leading professionals in drink driving offences.

If you or someone you know is facing drink driving charges, then our expert drink driving solicitors can help. 


We provide experienced legal advice on drink driving offences to clients in Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Leeds, Wakefield, and the rest of the UK. Our team of experienced solicitors have successfully handled drink driving cases all over the country, and are renowned for their work in West Yorkshire.


We will work with you to provide the best possible outcome for your specific situation.

Contact our specialist drink driving solicitors here.

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