Quick Answer: Is it worth getting a solicitor for drink driving?

The only negative of appointing a solicitor for your drink driving case is that it will cost you however, if you have the financial means to pay for a solicitor or are able to obtain the funds to appoint a solicitor, it will certainly provide you with the best outcome at Court and may in the long term be cheaper than …

Should I get a solicitor for drink driving?

If you get a court summons or are charged with a drink driving related offence by the police you should seek expert legal advice from a solicitor as soon as possible. … Even if you think you do not have a defence and intend to plead guilty, your solicitor will advise you on many legal aspects.

Do drink driving cases go to court?

The answer is yes you do have to appear at court in person!

You are being charged with a criminal offence which carries a minimum mandatory driving disqualification of at least 12 months. Failure to attend court for your hearing may see a warrant issued for your arrest and further charges being brought against you.

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How long does it take for drink driving case to go to court?

Some suspects may be bailed for a couple of weeks but others may not be required to go back for their results until month(s) later which clearly affects the overall length of the case. As a general rule however, suspects can expect to wait around 6 weeks for the analysis of a sample.

Will I go to jail for high range drink driving?

Will I go to jail for high range PCA? Over a recent four year period about 17% of drivers charged with high range drink driving received sentences of imprisonment. The majority of those sentences were suspended or served in the community as a supervised intensive corrections order.

Are duty solicitors free at court?

Any person who is charged with an offence for which you can receive a prison sentence for is entitled to a duty solicitor free of charge at court for the first court hearing. The duty solicitor is from a panel of local solicitors who take turns to be on rota for the day.

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

How long does a drink driving endorsement stay on my licence? A drink driving endorsement (DR10) will remain on your licence for a period of 11 years from the date of conviction.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Drink Driving Related Endorsements
DR30 – Failing to provide a specimen for analysis while driving or attempting to drive 11 years

How long does a drink driving conviction stay on record?

A drink driving conviction or DR10 endorsement will remain on your driving licence for 11 years from the date of conviction. However, these points are considered ‘spent’ under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 after 5 years.

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Will I lose my job for drink driving?

Can a drink driving conviction effect my employment? Yes. … There are particular job roles which are considered ‘exempt’ under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, you are obligated to declare any convictions to employers even when they have become spent.

How long is drink driving on criminal record UK?

11 years from date of conviction

drink driving or drug driving – shown on the driving record as DR10, DR20, DR30, DR31, DR61 and DR80. causing death by careless driving while under the influence of drink or drugs – shown on the driving record as CD40, CD50 and CD60.

What happens if I’m caught drink driving?

Get caught driving or attempting to drive while above the legal limit or unfit through drink and you’ll definitely lose your licence for at least a year. You also face an unlimited fine and you can be imprisoned for up to six months. … You’ll be banned for at least two years and the fine can be unlimited.

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