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Geoffrey Miller Solicitors are specialists in Drink Driving Repeat Offenders. Call our team of expert motoring solicitors for some free initial advice.

Consequences of a Drink Driving Repeat Offenders Conviction

There are two things we want you to know before you read further:

1. We have never had a client sentenced to prison for drink driving* (even repeat offender cases);


2. In 2014 we have successfully defended 92% of our drink and drug driving defended cases (including many repeat offender allegations.)

Consequences of a Drink Driving Conviction


Drink Driving Penalty

If this is the second time (or more) that you have been arrested for drink driving you already know that the consequences of a drink driving repeat offenders conviction is serious. However, the drink driving laws state that if you are convicted of a second drink driving offence that is alleged to have been committed within a 10 year period from the date of the previous offence, at worst, you are at possible risk of a prison sentence and at best, you will face a minimum 3 year drink driving ban. This length of ban is not the only consequence you need to be aware of. Your ability to get affordable car insurance following a drink driving ban will also be hampered. Geoffrey Miller Solicitors have negotiated a bespoke deal for convicted drivers.

The length of time that has passed since the previous offence is crucially important when it comes to sentencing and the length of any driving ban as the guidelines state:

The period to be imposed in any individual case will depend on an assessment of all the relevant circumstances, including the length of time since the earlier ban was imposed and the gravity of the current offence.Guidelines

A prison sentence for a repeat drink driving offender is a very real possibility. The maximum prison sentence that can be imposed for a drink driving offence is 6 months. However, as of today Geoffrey Miller Solicitors have NEVER had a client sentenced to a prison sentence for a drink driving offence alone, even if the case involved a repeat offence.

Beware of non-expert advice

We frequently hear from clients that other supposed motoring law experts have advised them to plead guilty to a drink driving charge. This is usually because other solicitors do not know the various drink driving defences we have applied in hundreds of our cases. Even solicitors with motoring law expertise but with experience with lesser offences such as speeding, often have no idea how we at Geoffrey Miller Solicitors do what we do.

Our client, Mr Phipps, was facing a life changing minimum 3 year ban if convicted of a borderline second drink driving offence. Thankfully he was acquitted at Hertford Magistrates’ Court on 19 October 2011 and sent an email to Miss Justice herself after his victory:

Without your confidence and assured manner I do not think I would ever have pursued or coped with this matter, as I said to you I was told by a few so called motoring solicitors that defense of drink drive was futile , fortunately I rang you who convinced me that it most definitely is not.I know that on more than occasion I rang in panic only to come off the phone total reassured that I was worrying unnecessarily and that this situation would be resolved in my favour, I have never spoken to people with such belief in what they are doing as yourself, I can not thank you enough.Mr Phipps

Drink Driving Repeat Offenders Defences

The allegation of a repeat drink driving offence is an extremely serious one and could lead to a custodial sentence. Our specialist team of lawyers will review the strength of the prosecution’s case against you and advise you on the merits of your case. There are numerous defence and mitigation strategies we can successfully apply to drink driving charges and we would always recommend you speak to us before making any decisions about what to do next. Take a look at our other drink driving assistance pages. We have formulated very specific drink driving defences for defendants accused of drink driving where samples of blood or urine were taken by the police. Due to the fact that motoring law is all that we do, we have also developed a number of drink driving defence strategies in hospital cases. Our advice often conflicts with other lawyers. If you speak to us you will soon realise how our expertise and experience in this complex field of law is far superior to many other lawyers. This is why we are the first choice of solicitor for many solicitors and barristers accused of a drink driving offence.

We know that many solicitors claim to be able to advise and guide motorists with their expertise but we are proud to prove our expertise by publishing details of our motoring case succeses at the end of each calendar year. At the end of 2014 we were able to achieve an overall success rate of 92% of securing NOT GUILTY verdicts in our drink and drug driving cases. For more detail of our trial successes please take a look at our driving defences report.

We are always more than happy to chat things through with potential clients Free of Charge. Call us now on Freephone 08000 85 27 84 to speak to one of our specialist motoring offence solicitors. It is only once you decide to instruct us that payment will become necessary and we can often arrange installment plans to assist you. Many satisfied clients have thanked us for offering this free consultation service as it has prevented them from following inaccurate non-expert advice which could have led to them accepting a driving ban or at worst a spell in prison unnecessarily.

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Not Sure What to Do?

Most people who get in touch with our team of motor offence expert solicitors are uncertain of their options. They are unaware of any legal defences that may be available and find it difficult to believe that it might be possible to defend the drink driving offence charge they face by using loopholes that apply to the rich and famous! We do represent celebrities but we also represent many hardworking motorists like Brian and we want to help you make the right choice about what you do next.

We are always more than happy to chat things through with potential clients Free of Charge. Call us now on Freephone 08000 85 27 84 to speak to one of our specialist motoring offence solicitors. It is only once you decide to instruct us that payment will become necessary and we can often arrange installment plans to assist you. Many satisfied clients have thanked us for offering this free consultation service as it has prevented them from following inaccurate non-expert advice which could have led to them accepting a driving ban unnecessarily.

If you would like to spend more time browsing on the site before you get in touch, make sure you have a look at our specialist motor offence guidance features such as our penalty calculator which will help you to determine the penalty you may face if convicted and our money saving calculator which helps to outline some of the hidden costs of accepting a conviction.

We think we are simply the best in the business but if you are not satisfied in taking our word for it, our unique “ask our clients” testimonials scheme allows you to contact previous clients of the firm to seek a completely independent reference about us and what we might be able to do for you.

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Geoffrey Miller Solicitors are specialists defending drivers nationwide for all types of motoring offences. Call our team of expert motoring solicitors for some free initial advice.


“I was arrested for drink driving and blew over the legal limit at the roadside. After speaking with Geoffrey Miller Solicitors, I knew that this was the company I wanted to fight my corner. I cannot thank them enough for their expertise, time and care in helping me through a terrible time. I would recommend them without any hesitation... Read More
Mr Lee Drink Driving Testimonial
Drink Driving / Case Dropped
“Geoffrey Miller Solicitors were brilliant handling my drink driving case. Geoffrey Miller Solicitors calmed me straight away, were professional in their service. They were fully informative at all times and in the court room got the best possible result they could have with a ban reduced. An excellent service all round!... Read More
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Drink Driving / Ban Reduced
“I obviously cannot thank you enough. I was told by a top criminal London lawyer when I was charged that there was no point in challenging this. You have done exactly what you said you would do and it is clear your drink driving success rates are hard earned and not just fantasy. Very many thanks to you and all your team involved!... Read More
Anonymous 15
Drink Driving / Acquitted
“Facing a tough drink driving case, GM were able to structure, manage and execute a winning argument and gain a result at the end. The service from start to finish, was second-to-none. I would recommend anyone to use Geoffrey Miller if they need a law firm who really does care about each case and most importantly gets results... Read More
Mr Whitehouse
Drink Driving / Acquitted
“After being wrongly charged with drink driving I knew I needed help. From start to finish Geoffrey Miller Solicitors explained why the charges would not stand up to their scrutiny. The whole sorry saga played out exactly as outlined in my first conversation with Jeanette Miller. These guys really know what they are doing!... Read More
Mr J
Drink Driving / Case Thrown Out
“I looked online and called a few solicitors who specialise in motoring offences. Jeanette was the most switched on and gave the best legal advice how to proceed. I felt confident instructing her. I got the best possible outcome and my plea of exceptional hardship was successful and I received a reduced fine. Really pleased... Read More
Mrs K
Totting Up / Ban Avoided
“After one phone call with Geoffrey Miller Solicitors I was immediately more confident and it felt like a weight off my shoulders. All charges against me were dropped and I was acquitted. I would highly recommend Geoffrey Miller Solicitors to anyone who has found themselves in any trouble related to a drink driving offence... Read More
Mr M
Drink Driving / Acquitted
“From the very first time I spoke to Geoffrey Miller Solicitors. I knew this was THE ONLY firm that was really listening and understood my problem. Without Geoffrey Miller I would not be where I am today, acquitted. If you are serious about defending your motoring offence then Geoffrey Miller are the only firm to represent you... Read More
Mr R Raj
Drink Driving / Acquitted


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