Our Solicitors in Wrexham and Mold can also assist you in other motoring hearings.
Excess alcohol (drink driving)
The current limit for alcohol when driving or being in charge of a motor vehicle is 36mg of alcohol in 100mg of breath and 81ml of alcohol in 100ml of blood.
Roadside breath tests usually indicate whether a person is above or under the legal limit initially. If they are found to be over the limit this can lead to arrest, detention at the Police Station and more formal testing (including blood).
If the person remains over the limit they face being charged with an offence and being placed on bail to attend the Magistrates Court.
Our solicitors in Wrexham and Mold can assist you both at the police station stage and in court.
In court we can discuss any potential defences or special mitigation you may have and put it forward on your behalf.
Sentencing for excess alcohol matters (either driving or being in charge of a motor vehicle) tend to rely upon the actual reading given at the Police Station (be it breath or blood) and our solicitors will advise you on the likely sentences which tie into your specific circumstances.
Driving with excess alcohol carries with it a Mandatory disqualification from driving, which again, is linked to the specific circumstances. The minimum disqualification is one of 12 months.
Unfit to drive through drugs
Like driving with excess alcohol, driving whilst unfit through drugs carries a mandatory disqualification from driving for a minimum of 12 months.
Our Solicitors in Wrexham and Mold can advise you at the police station and in court as to any potential defences which you may raise. Driving whilst unfit through drugs is usually an assessment made by the police surgeon upon examination at the police station and can be challenged by other expert analysis.
Our solicitors can also assist you in court by mitigating on your behalf to obtain the best result for you, should you admit this offence.
Failing to provide a specimen of breath/blood
This offence also carries a mandatory disqualification from driving for a minimum of 12 months.
When a person is in the police station and fails to give a smaple of breath or blood this can make matters more serious in terms of sentencing. Where there is deliberate refusal and obvious evidence of intoxication the driver can face a period in prison for this offence.
It is critical then, that if you are charged with this offence, you contact our Solicitors in Wrexham or Mold as soon as possible.
Careless driving & dangerous driving
Our solicitors can also assist you in preparing and conducting trials for careless or dangerous driving.
Whereas careless driving tends to be dealt with by way of a fine and penalty points, dangerous driving is a much more serious charge.
Careless driving is simply not driving to the standard of the reasonable and careful driver. This term 'reasonable and careful' when adapted to the curcumstances often requires detailed discussion and advice as to whether the driving involved falls below this standard.
Our Solicitors in Wrexham and Mold will use their expertise and experience in dealing with these matters to advise you fully on whether to contest any charges for this offence.
Dangerous Driving, is driving which falls way below the standard of the reasonable and careful drivier. This offence can be serious and there is the threat of prison if in a public area. We would advise that you contact our Solicitors as soon as possible if you are charged with this offence.
Driving whilst you are disqualified is in effect ignoring a court order and is dealt with very severely because of this. If you are charged with this offence, we would advise that you contact our solicitors in Wrexham or Mold as soon as possible.
Fail to stop/report an accident
If you are involved in a road traffic collision of any kind, you have a duty to stop and exchange details or report the incident to the Police. This is to ensure that people do not shy away from their responsibilities if damage is caused in these collisions.
You can actually face a fine and penalty points on your licence (usually 6pp) if you do not stop or report an accident.
If serious damage was caused or there is evidence of bad driving, this offence actaully carries a threat of prison. For this reason alone we advise that people contact our Solicitors in all cases of failing to stop/report.
Driving without Insurance/Driving without a licence/Speeding
Our Solcitors in Wrexham and Mold can assist you in these matters by preparing your case for trial when we advise you have a defence to the charge, or in providing the court with detailed mitigation on your behalf to reduce the potential penalty.
We have an in-house expert in taxi licencing in our offices in Wrexham, who can assist in all matters ranging from Operator licence issues to driver investigations or appeals. Please contact our Solicitors in Wrexham if you have a case on this nature you wish to discuss.