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Police Targeting Drink Driving at Christmas

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The Christmas season is coming...

As the Christmas season approaches the party season gets underway. You may see Christmas drink drive campaigns starting to appear from local police forces, which will mean that once again police will be targeting drink drivers. Forces will prepare for an increase in those tested and arrested for drink driving offences.

Here at Johnson Astills we can provide you with specialist legal advice should you find yourself suspected of drink driving.

What is the legal limit?

In England, the level of alcohol is as follows;

Micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath – 35

Milligrammes per 100 millilitres of blood – 80

Milligrammes per 100 millilitres or urine – 107

There are strict penalties if you are caught driving over the legal limit.

The penalties – what are they?

If you are found guilty of drink driving with a very high reading, the maximum sentence is 6 months imprisonment. There are also financial penalties and Community Orders available to the Court. The biggest impact drivers find is the disqualification that the Court must impose for a minimum term of at least 12 months.

Johnson Astills are experts in driving matters, and are able to assist 24 hours of the day whether at the police station or at Court. If you need advice or assistance from the criminal department at Johnson Astills , please contact us on 0116 255 4855.

To discuss any offences please contact our Criminal Defence Team at Johnson Astills at our Leicester office on 0116 2554855 or our Loughborough office on 01509 610312.