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Drink Driving Solicitors

January 26, 2013 by  
Filed under Legal, Motoring News

Drink Driving Solicitors Advice

Drink driving? This may be the first time you have been faced with any kind of prosecution and we understand how you probably feel right now. Please get in touch with a team of expert drink driving solicitors for a free consultation.

It is vital that you seek advice from expert solicitors with particular expertise in drink driving cases involving blood and urine samples or any of the three breathalysers in use across the country’s police stations. Check the printout the police should have offered to you for details of which drink driving device you were breathalysed on.

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The decision is yours. Ideally you should make arrangements and seek advice from a solicitor at the police station when you are detained and before you make any formal statement. There is always a duty solicitor available on call 24 hours a day who provides free legal advice to people detained at the police station. The police will ask you if you want to see a solicitor.

You have a few options:

  • You can ask to see a duty solicitor. These are on call 24 hours a day and provide free legal advice to anyone that needs it. Seeing a duty solicitor at the police station is free of charge no matter how much you may earn or have in savings.
  • You can ask to see your own lawyer or one you have heard of.
  • You can ask the police for their local list of specialist motoring lawyers if you do not have your own or you don’t know of any locally.
  • You can choose not to see a solicitor at the police station.

If you choose not to see a solicitor at the police station and you are charged with a drink driving related offence then it is usually in your best interests to find an expert in drink drive offences to represent you in court, this should be done as soon as possible after you are charged.


The reason that you might want to use a specialist rather than a general practice lawyer is because they will be able to help and advise you on ways that you are able to help avoid you losing your licence, or minimise the loss of your licence.

Special reasons can be argued by the driver to avoid a ban for exceeding the drink drive limit in some cases where no legal defence is available. A criminal record may be avoided and your legal fees reimbursed in some cases.


Some drivers may feel they had no alternative but to drive whilst they were over the limit. Where this happens you may be able to argue “special reasons” as a way of avoiding a driving ban. The typical cases involve some kind of emergency. If you need expert advice from a proven motoring law specialist, ask Patterson law a free, no obligation question about your offence circumstances and let them guide you towards the best possible outcome.