Great result for a Drink Driving matter at Leamington Spa

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Another great result for one of our clients at Leamington Spa Magistrates Court yesterday. Charlotte de Rosnay represented a man who had been caught driving whilst over the legal alcohol limit. This is a matter which is taken very seriously. The level of alcohol in his breath was very high and he faced a custodial sentence.

Charlotte managed to persuade the Court to consider a community penalty instead of an immediate custodial sentence, thereby giving him an opportunity to work on his alcohol issues and prevent him from offending again in the future. He had a lot of personal mitigation to put forward and a favourable probation report which assisted in the Court’s decision.

Drink driving is taken very seriously. If you’re charged with an offence of drink driving and plead guilty you will be disqualified from driving. The Court will then look at the level of alcohol in your system, be it breath, blood or urine and then decide on an appropriate sentence.

Take a look at the table below.

Drink Drive Sentencing Guidelines

If you are caught drink driving you should take legal advice. There are drink driving defences and special reasons which could prevent you from losing your licence so it is worth speaking to a solicitor to find out what you should do.

Contact us here if you need to discuss this matter with a solicitor.