Drunk Driving and Drunk in Charge of a Vehicle

Drunk Driving and Drunk in Charge of a Vehicle from Euan Robertson Solicitors

By: Euan Robertson Solicitors  17/01/2011
Keywords: solicitors, lawyer, legal advice

If a person is charged with Drink Driving (Drunk Driving) or, alternatively, being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle then the most likely form of disposal will be disqualification. The minimum period of disqualification is 12 months. There is provision under the Act to have that period reduced if certain criteria are met. A second conviction for a drink related offence within ten years would result in a minimum period of disqualification of 3 years.

At Euan Robertson Solicitors we deal with a large number of people who find themselves in this predicament and our goal is to try and resolve these matters as painlessly as possible.

In certain circumstances, it is possible to avoid disqualification.  A recent client was arrested behind the wheel of his car whilst in a car park and charged with drunk driving, facing a period of 12 months disqualification.  After trial he was found guilty instead of being drunk in charge of a vehicle and got 10 penalty points and a fine. Another client returned to his car to retrieve his mobile phone and was charged with being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle, but was acquitted after trial.

For the best legal representation, contact Euan Robertson Solicitors on 0141 423 7389.

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