Can You Still Drive After Being Charged With Drink Driving?

How can I get out of a drink driving charge UK?

There are 3 main ways that you can avoid a ban and one way that you can ask for the minimum ban to be reduced.Plead not guilty and get found not guilty at trial.Claim that there are special reasons not to disqualify you.Plead guilty to the alternative of being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle.More items…•.

What happens if you get caught over the limit?

Importantly, since 20 May 2019, if you are caught drink driving over the legal limit in NSW, even if it’s a first-time or low-range offence, police may suspend your licence immediately – because drink driving has no place on our roads.

Will I go to jail for high range drink driving?

A person found guilty of high range drink driving faces a fine of $3,300 for a first offence and up to $5,500 for a second or subsequent offence. This offence can attract a prison term of up to 18 months for a first offence and up to two years for a second or subsequent offence.

How long does it take to go to court after drink driving?

As a general rule however, suspects can expect to wait around 6 weeks for the analysis of a sample. Once the police have a positive result, then the investigation is complete and a formal charge can be brought. When a suspect is charged the police will release them on bail to attend the Magistrates’ Court.

Why one should not drive after being drunk?

Drinking While Driving Increases Your Risk of Being in an Accident. Perhaps the biggest reason to not drink and drive is that doing so significantly increases your risk of being in an accident, and therefore your risk of causing injury to yourself or to another person.

Do you get banned straight away for drink driving?

NSW Police can now immediately suspend the licence of any driver caught drink driving on NSW roads, including lower range and first time offenders. … If you have received a penalty notice or an immediate suspension for a drink driving offence, you may wish to seek legal advice before making the decision to go to court.

What will I get for drink driving?

What are the drink-drive penalties? … Driving or attempting to drive while above the legal limit or unfit through drink can lead to six months imprisonment, an unlimited fine and a driving ban for at least one year (three years if you have been convicted twice in 10 years).

Should I plead guilty to drink driving?

In NSW (and indeed, in all of Australia), drink driving offences are treated very seriously. … In the vast majority of drink-driving offences, there is no benefit to pleading not guilty. Pleading guilty will result in a discounted penalty.

What happens when you get done for drink driving?

If you’re caught drink-driving, you’ll receive a court order, which will decide whether you’ll be disqualified and if you’ll face any other punishment. While full licence holders can apply for a restricted licence, L and P-platers who are disqualified will have to wait until the restriction is over.

What is the sentence for drink driving?

Driving or attempting to drive while above the legal limit or unfit through drink. A person could get 6 months’ imprisonment, an unlimited fine or a driving ban for at least 1 year (3 years if convicted twice in 10 years).

Do you need a solicitor for drink driving charge?

You should speak to a solicitor for drink driving if: Your breath alcohol reading is relatively high (90µg/100ml of breath or more), or there are aggravating features making the case more serious. You are at risk of a prison sentence. You are not confident enough to speak in court and put your case.

How long does a drink driving ban stay on your Licence for?

11 yearsA drink driving endorsement (DR10) will remain on your licence for a period of 11 years from the date of conviction. Endorsement codes DR40 – DR70 remain on your driving licence for 4 years from the date of offence OR 4 years from the date of conviction where a disqualification was imposed for the offence.

What is high range drink driving?

High Range Drink Driving. The offence of high range PCA is committed by a person who drives a motor vehicle on a public road with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.150 or above.

What happens in court for drink driving UK?

If it is the first hearing of a drink driving case, the Court will expect you to enter a plea. If you plead guilty to the drink driving charge, the prosecutor will summarise the key facts of the case and your solicitor will mitigate on your behalf. The penalty will then be decided by the Magistrates.