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Driving or being in charge of a motor vehicle with alcohol level above the prescribed limit Solicitors in London

Specialist London Solicitors in Driving or being in charge of a motor vehicle with alcohol level above the prescribed limit cases

At MFI Law Limited we have the expertise in representing clients charged with driving or being in charge of a motor vehicle with alcohol level above the prescribed limit. Our London Solicitors are available to represent clients at London Police Stations, Magistrates' and Crown Courts throughout the country.

Driving or being in charge of a motor vehicle with alcohol level above the prescribed limit is governed by Section 5 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 which states:

If a person drives or attempts to drive a motor vehicle on a road or other public place, or is in charge of a motor vehicle on a road or other public place, after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in his breath, blood or urine exceeds the prescribed limit then he is guilty of an offence.

If you would like to challenge a driving offence at Court, or before it reaches Court, we highly recommend you speak to one of our solicitors and we are here to assist you.

Sentencing guidelines for Driving or being in charge of a motor vehicle with alcohol level above the prescribed limit

Section 5(1)(a) — Excess alcohol (drive/attempt to drive)
Maximum Sentence:
Level 5 fine and/or 6 months imprisonment, must endorse and disqualify for at least 12 months

Section 5(1)(b) — Excess alcohol (in charge)
Maximum Sentence:
Level 4 fine and/or 3 months imprisonment, must endorse and may disqualify. If no disqualification, impose 10 points

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