What happens if you get caught drunk driving UK?

What happens if you get caught drunk driving UK?

You could be imprisoned, banned from driving and face a fine if you’re found guilty of drink-driving. You may be able to reduce your ban by taking a drink-drive rehabilitation scheme (DDRS) course if you’re banned from driving for 12 months or more. It’s up to the court to offer this.

How long is drink driving on your licence?

11 years
A drink driving endorsement (DR10) will remain on your licence for a period of 11 years from the date of conviction. Endorsement codes DR40 – DR70 remain on your driving licence for 4 years from the date of offence OR 4 years from the date of conviction where a disqualification was imposed for the offence.

What happens if you get caught drink driving?

If you’re caught drink driving, you will have to go to court. A magistrate will decide the length of your licence disqualification and whether you will be fined or sentenced to a term of imprisonment. The severity of the penalty will depend on your: blood/breath alcohol concentration (BAC) at the time of the offence.

Where can I get legal advice for a drink driving offence?

You can also get legal advice online. You may be entitled to legal aid which can cover the whole cost of instructing/hiring a solicitor. In order to qualify for legal aid you must pass the interests of justice test and the financial means test.

What is the procedure if I am arrested for drink driving?

In the case of a prosecution under section 4 (4) (breath/alcohol) the concentration is proven by a statement printed from an intoxilyzer, a machine designed to measure the concentration of alcohol in the breath. What is the procedure if I am arrested for drink driving?

Is it an offence to drink drive in a pub?

The offence of drink driving can be committed on any road or a public place to which the public, at that time, have substantial access. So caravan parks and pub car parks are public places whilst they are available to the public.

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