Also known as driving with excess alcohol, a lot of people do not realise that if you are convicted of this offence you must be disqualified for a minimum or 12 months. If you are convicted of this offence for the second time within 3 years, the minimum ban in law is 3 years, and could be considerably longer.
Often portrayed as “straight forward”, it is very important that legal procedures are followed correctly by the police in these matters to ensure that the evidence against you is admissible. There are a lot of common misconceptions in relation to drink driving defences. Are you entitled to legal advice before providing that sample? Can you ask to provide blood instead or breath? If my level of breath is below a certain level can I insist on a blood sample instead? Please do not use Google. Use ZMS. We will give you the correct legal advice.
On rare occasions a Special Reasons argument may exist for such offences. See SPECIAL REASONS section.