Failed a drink-driving breath test?

We can help you prepare a defence to save your licence or help you minimise the penalty you face if you plead guilty.

Employing a solicitor with specialist knowledge of the law relating to drink driving can ensure that any penalty is appropriate to your circumstances. 

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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If you have been accused of drink driving you could be facing up to 3 years disqualification, a £5,000 fine and up to 6 months in custody.

Describe your circumstances using the penalty calculator on the right for a guide to what you could be facing.

Our specialist motoring defence solicitors have a great record of defending drink driving prosecutions. Contact us today and our solicitors will be happy to discuss your options free of charge.

Our service includes:

  • Free initial consultation to determine the best way to manage your defence
  • A personal service - you will know who your solicitor is and communicate directly with him
  • A clear indication of costs at the outset
  • A fixed fee service - if you intend to plead guilty.

Call us now on 0800 008 7356 - it's the first step to giving yourself the best chance of staying on the road.

JMW Solicitors - the Drink Driving Experts

If you have been stopped by the police on suspicion of drink driving, the most important thing to do first is to seek legal advice from an experienced motoring solicitor.

At JMW Solicitors, we have the experience and technical expertise required to build a robust defence and protect the rights of those being accused of drink driving.Our straightforward, no nonsense approach is what sets us apart from the rest.

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.

For advice on ways in which we can assist you with your case, call us free of charge on 0800 008 7356 or fill in our online enquiry form.

For more information on the law relating to drink driving we have prepared a number of guides:

  • Drink driving law
  • Guilty and Not Guilty pleas in drink driving cases
  • Defence of drink driving charges based on breath readings
  • Defence of drink driving charges based on blood or urine samples
  • Failing to produce a specimen

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

    What's more, we offer a fixed fee service for those planning on pleading guilty to drink driving charges.

    Contact JMW Today

    Maybe you are still undecided as to how to proceed? Do you require further information or guidance? Get in touch with our team of expert drink driving solicitors.

    Call us free on 0800 008 7356 or fill in our online enquiry form and we will get back to you.

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