Drink Driving Penalty Calculator – Understanding the Consequences of a Charge
Drink driving is a serious offence that can lead to severe consequences, including licence suspension, fines, and even imprisonment. A drink driving penalty calculator will provide an estimate of the penalties you may face.
What is a drink driving penalty calculator and how does it work?
If you have been charged with drink driving, it's essential that you understand the potential penalties you may face and that you seek legal advice from an experienced motoring law and road traffic offence solicitor.
A drink driving penalty calculator is a simple online tool that allows you to input the details of your case and will calculate the potential penalties based on your circumstances. The tool considers factors such as your age, alcohol reading, previous convictions, the conditions you were driving in, whether you were carrying a passenger or had an accident, and more. It provides a rough estimate of the likely consequences of a drink driving charge. While the results of a drink driving penalty calculator should not be taken as legal advice, they can provide useful information to help you prepare for your case.
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What are the penalties for drink driving?
One of the most significant penalties for drink driving is licence suspension. If you're found guilty of drink driving, you could face up to 6 months in prison, an unlimited fine, and a possible driving ban. A driving ban can have a significant impact on your day-to-day life, and of course prison is the worst-case scenario.
In addition to licence suspension and a fine, you may also be ordered to pay court costs. The amount of the fine will depend on your income and the circumstances of your case, but it could be substantial. If you're facing a drink driving charge, it's important to take steps to minimise the financial impact of the case, such as by seeking legal advice and representation from a motoring law and road traffic offence solicitor.
Another potential consequence of a drink driving charge is imprisonment. While this is a less common penalty, it's possible to be sentenced to prison if you're found guilty of drink driving. The length of the sentence will depend on the circumstances of your case and your previous convictions if any. If you are charged with causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink, you could face life in prison.
Bell Lamb & Joynson
If you're facing a drink driving charge, it's important to seek legal advice as soon as possible.
Here at Bell Lamb & Joynson, we have expert and experienced motoring law and road traffic offence solicitors that can help you understand the potential consequences of the case and can provide guidance on the best steps to take to minimise the impact of the charge.
Whether you're looking to contest the charges, negotiate a plea deal, or simply understand your rights and obligations, a qualified and expert solicitor can provide the guidance you need to achieve the best possible outcome.
We are one of the oldest and therefore, most experienced criminal defence solicitors in the North West of England, we have successes in helping our clients reach the most positive outcomes. Get in contact with us and we will be happy to help you too.