It is a criminal offence to drive or be in charge of a vehicle if you are over the legal limit or unfit through drink. You could be imprisoned, banned from driving or face a fine if you are found guilty of a drink-driving.
Refusal to provide a breath, blood or urine sample when required by a police officer is also a separate offence, and you could face 6 months’ imprisonment, an unlimited fine and a ban from driving for at least one year.
A conviction can increase your insurance costs significantly, your employer may be able to see your conviction and you may have difficulty travelling to certain countries such as the USA. Given the severity of the consequences of being convicted for such an offence, it is highly recommended to instruct an expert driving offences lawyer. At Kings Cross Barristers, our team has a wealth of experience in representing people charged with drink-driving. Our barristers will ensure that your case is put forward and properly defended in court.