Drink Drive Solicitors Northampton
Do you need drink drive solicitors Northampton?
If you have been charged with drink driving, you will no doubt have questions about what is going to happen, and may be feeling overwhelmed, confused and anxious.
We are drink drive solicitors Northampton and we are used to helping people through drink driving cases. In our experience, many clients are unfamiliar with the legal system and need someone to support them through the proceedings.
If you are convicted of drink driving, you will have to be banned for at least 12 months. You may be ready to accept that you have made a mistake, and want to plead guilty to the charge. In this case, you will need help with damage limitation – preparing a case to be presented on your behalf to help the Court be persuaded to be lenient in terms of how long you are banned for.
You may, however, have valid grounds to not be banned. Unfortunately, no matter how awful the consequences of the ban will be for you, that cannot be used as an argument to avoid a ban being imposed. Instead, the ways of avoiding a ban are related to the offence itself.
Firstly, you may be able to argue Special Reasons. Special Reasons are circumstances set out by law that allow you to avoid a disqualification despite being convicted. The Special Reasons for drink driving are driving in an emergency, driving a short distance, or spiked drinks.
Secondly, you may have a valid defence, such as the so called hip flask defence which involves you drinking only after finishing driving. Furthermore, even if you do not know of a defence, there may be a technical defence and drink drive solicitors Northampton can thoroughly review your case to explore this option.
If you are facing a drink driving case, drink drive solicitors Northampton can help. Call us now on 01623 397200.