Drink Driving Solicitors

If you have been stopped by the police on suspicion of drink driving, the expert solicitors at JMW can provide the legal assistance you need. It is important to first seek legal advice to ensure you are able to build a robust defence and to protect your rights. Our straightforward, no-nonsense approach is what sets us apart from the rest.

Take our Drink Drive Penalty Calculator below to find out what the penalty could be for your motoring offence:

Drink Driving Penalty Calculator

Answer the 4 questions below to get an idea of what the penalty for your motoring offence could be.

  • Type
  • Reading
  • Convictions
  • Circumstances
  • What type of test were you given?

    • Breath
    • Blood
    • Urine
  • What was your breath reading?

    • 36-59
    • 60-89
    • 90-119
    • 120-150

    What was your blood alcohol level?

    • 81-137
    • 138-206
    • 207-275
    • 276-345

    What was your urine alcohol level?

    • 108-183
    • 184-274
    • 275-366
    • 367-481
  • Have you had any conviction for drink drive related matters in the last 10 years?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Were you stopped by the police due to the manner of your driving or after being involved in an accident?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Result

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About Drink Driving Claims

For many people, facing a motoring prosecution can be daunting. Our expert team of motoring lawyers will offer help, advice and guidance tailored to your specific needs, whether it is in terms of defending the allegation or limiting the penalty imposed by the court.

There are many ways in which an allegation of drink driving can be challenged, depending on the particular circumstances of each case. The procedures involved in a drink driving charge can be highly complicated and technical, and could lead to procedural errors being made. If these mistakes are significant, they can result in either a case being dropped or a non-guilty verdict being returned.

Other cases may be determined on technical defences, while expert evidence can also play a crucial role. For more information on the law relating to drink driving, please visit these pages:

Drink Drive Limits

In England and Wales, the legal alcohol limits for motorists are:

  • A maximum of 35 micrograms of alcohol in 100ml of breath
  • A maximum of 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100ml of blood
  • A maximum of 107 milligrams of alcohol in 100ml of urine


Penalties for drink driving cases can vary, and often they will involve more than just a fine. Potential penalties can also involve disqualifications from driving, community orders, extended retests and even prison sentences, depending on the circumstances. For more information about the penalties for drink driving, click here.  

Why Choose JMW?

JMW has an enviable success rate when it comes to defending drink drive matters. Our success is built on our strong desire to protect the interests of motorists and our refusal to accept defeat. We at JMW believe that every case is winnable.

Our solicitors have extensive knowledge of the intricacies of procedures followed by the police when dealing with drink drive cases. They also have extensive technical knowledge relating to the functioning of the various breath testing machines used by police and the analytical methodology used when analysing blood/urine specimens.

We also have an association with many leading experts in areas such as:

  • Forensic medicine
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Electronic engineering
  • Forensic toxicology

This in-depth knowledge allows us to advance highly technical defences that other law firms are unaware of.

Talk to Us

If you are undecided on how to proceed or require any further information or guidance, get in touch with our team of expert drink driving solicitors today. Simply call us on 0800 804 8159 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you.

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