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Driving or being in charge when under the influence of drink or drugs Solicitors in London

Specialist London Solicitors in Driving or being in charge when under the influence of drink or drugs cases

At MFI Law Limited we have the expertise in representing clients charged with driving, or being in charge, when under the influence of drink or drugs related offences. Our London Solicitors are available to represent clients at London Police Stations, Magistrates' and Crown Courts throughout the country.

Driving, or being in charge, when under the influence of drink or drugs is governed by Section 4 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 which states:

Under subsection 1 of the act, a person who, when driving or attempting to drive a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place, is unfit to drive through drink or drugs is guilty of an offence.

Under subsection 2 of the act and without prejudice to subsection 1 above, a person who, when in charge of a mechanically propelled vehicle which is on a road or other public place, is unfit to drive through drink or drugs 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 a solicitor and we are here to assist you.

Sentencing guidelines for Driving, or being in charge, when under the influence of drink or drugs

Section 4(1) — Unfit through drink or drugs (drive/attempt to drive)
Maximum Sentence:
Level 5 fine and/or 6 months imprisonment, must endorse and disqualify for at least 12 months

Section 4(2) — Unfit through drink or drugs (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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