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
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
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 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.
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.
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