Drink Driving Offence Lawyer

Do you require an expert Drink Driving Offence Lawyer? ? If a person drives or attempts to drive a motor vehicle on a road or other public place, after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in his breath, blood or urine exceeds the prescribed limit he is guilty of an offence.

If you have been charged with drink driving you will be taken to court or given a date to appear.

Drink Driving in Scotland: the Law

Road Traffic Act 1988 Section 5.1A: Driving when under the influence of drink or drugs

The penalty for drink driving can be a sentence of imprisonment or greater, a fine, or both can be imposed.

If a person is charged with Drink Driving (Drunk Driving) they will most likely be disqualified for a minimum period of 12 months if convicted. There is provision under the Act to have that period reduced if certain criteria are met. A second conviction for a drink related offence within ten years would result in a minimum period of disqualification for 3 years and a fine.

The prescribed limit for alcohol in Scotland has changed now so the legal limit is now 22 micrograms in 100 millilitres of breath. If your reading is over that, you will be guilty of drink driving.

How We Can Help

As road traffic solicitors we deal with a large number of people who find themselves charged with drink driving. The goal is to try and resolve these matters as painlessly as possible for the client. In certain circumstances, it is possible to avoid disqualification for drink driving if you are convicted of the lesser charge. A recent client was arrested behind the wheel of his car whilst in a car park and was charged with drunk driving. They were facing a period of 12 months disqualification. After trial he was instead found guilty of being drunk in charge of a vehicle and received 10 penalty points and a fine.

It is also possible to ask the court to make an order which allows the client to attend a drink drive rehabilitation course. In these cases it is possible to reduce the period of disqualification by up to 25%. This is subject to the discretion of the court and needs to be requested by the solicitor.
If you have been charged with drink driving in Glasgow or in Scotland it is imperative that you get professional representation. A drink driving disqualification will impact upon your job and your personal life

Fort William Sheriff Court
Client was charged with driving in Glencoe with a breath alcohol reading of 120 micrograms in 100 ml of breath. In the course of the trial, the Crown were unable to prove that he was the driver. He was found not guilty.

Dundee Sheriff Court
Client had been convicted after trial of being more than twice the legal limit. He had a record of previous convictions and had a similar conviction within 10 years. He was therefore subject to a 3 year disqualification and 100 hours community payback order.

Glasgow JP Court
Client was charged with drunk driving in Rutherglen Main Street. She was approached in her house by police later that evening. She provided an intoximeter reading of 75 micrograms. The Crown could not prove that she had been driving the vehicle at the time of the alleged incident, so the client was acquitted.

Aberdeen Sheriff Court
The client was charged with drunk driving in that he had 71 mcg of alcohol in 100 ml of breath which is twice the legal limit. He was also charged with careless driving in that he collided into the rear of a motor vehicle.
The client pled guilty to the drunk driving. The Crown were persuaded to drop the careless driving. As a result of this, the client was disqualified for a period of 14 months and fined.

Selkirk Sheriff Court
A client was found comatose in his car with an empty bottle of vodka by his side. He was charged with drunk driving .The defence was able to prove that the client had a medical condition that caused him certain embarrassment and prevented him emerging from the car .It was shown that the alcohol was consumed after the vehicle had been stopped and that there was no likelihood of driving. The client was acquitted after trial.



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Need an expert Drink Driving Offence Lawyer?

With over 30 years of experience Euan can advise and represent you to obtain the best possible outcome. Depending upon the evidence in each individual case, he will assess with you the evidence and advise you whether you should be going to trial or tendering a plea of guilty.

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I was very satisfied with the competence and professionalism from the start to the finish, and I would be happy to recommend your services to anyone.
Mr Derek Bennett, Ayr Justice of the Peace Court

Myself, my family and Shaun would like to thank Mr. Euan Robertson Solicitors for the fantastic help my son Shaun Convery received over the past twelve months in dealing with a very complex and very serious road traffic offence that my son found himself charged with. My family cannot thank Mr. Robertson enough for the way Shaun’s case was represented and the outcome of the case, due to the tireless work carried out by Mr. Robertson and his associates. Many thanks.
Mr John Convery, Director Paisley Autocare

Great professional advice and help from Euan. As it happened I didn’t need to go to court, so the lobbying behind the scenes was obviously fantastic! I would have no hesitation in recommending Euan, his whole approach is honest, upfront and he clearly gets results.
Frank McDaniel

I would like to say thanks for Mr Robertson’s help. I am a professional driver and this was an excellent outcome for a very serious offence.
Glasgow Justice of the Peace matter

Euan conducts his business with the quiet confidence of a man who is on top of his game. He is clearly expert in all aspects of motoring law and enjoys the benefits accruing from significant experience and relevant personal contacts within the Scottish legal system. I would therefore not hesitate to recommend Euan to anyone requiring professional legal assistance.
P. Cheshire

We wish to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to yourself and your staff in assisting and handling our recent road traffic cases. You were extremely proficient, professional and helpful in providing assistance in relation to the cases. We were impressed by your honest approach, realistic assessments and sound execution at the court hearing. We would most certainly be considering/recommending your firm for future matters.
Mr John Kiltie, Managing Director JMK Groundcare Ltd, Edinburgh Justice of the Peace Court

I was on 9 points with another 6 points to come on. Euan managed to get one case dropped and the other Exceptional Hardship. I have kept my licence and am still driving! I can’t recommend Euan enough – fantastic work.
N. Stewart, Glasgow Justice of the Peace Court

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Mr Martin Docherty, Glasgow Justice of the Peace Court

On my recent dealings with you I would not hesitate to recommend you. If I needed you in the future I would call on you again. Thanking you for help I have received from you over the last few months.
G. Kerr

I would like to convey my thanks to Mr Euan Robertson and his staff for the invaluable help and assistance I recently received. I was extremely satisfied with Mr Robertson’s very competent and professional representation on my behalf and the subsequent outcome of the road traffic offence, and I would have no hesitation in recommending his legal services.
Mr A M Mackay

Euan’s skill testifies to a certain dexterity in Scottish road traffic law. Thanks again for all you did.
Mr John Doherty, Eng Tech LCGI MCIPHE RP, Glasgow Justice of the Peace Court

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Robertson for all the help and advice I received in Spring 2010.”
Mr Jim McAteer, Glasgow Justice of the Peace Court

I have been using Euan Robertson Solicitors for the last few years and have found their service and professionalism second to none and will be using their legal services on an ongoing basis.
Mr Tony Lindsay, Blindspot Ltd.Glasgow Sheriff Court

Euan, just a short note to thank you for your support on my recent driving offence case. Having unfortunately been through something similar last year, the level of support you gave me compared to the other organisation I used last year was significantly better. Your approach, understanding and communication was excellent and I never felt I was bothering you, even with the silliest of questions! Also, on the trial day, the way you made me feel at ease but kept very focused on the end result was excellent! I will certainly be recommending you to anyone who unfortunately needs similar support as I did. Thanks again!
Gavin Speirs, Glasgow Justice of the Peace Court