Drink Driving Solicitors

Caught Drink Driving? We can save your driving licence

Caddick Davies Solicitors is a leading law firm specialising in the representation of motorists charged with drink driving offences, including drink driving, being drunk in charge, failing to provide a specimen or being unfit to drive through drink or drugs. We have a team of expert drink driving solicitors able to offer helpful legal guidance.

As specialists in our field, we are able to use our expertise to secure our clients the best possible outcome in their case, be this their acquittal (being found not guilty), the avoidance of disqualification (special reasons), the reduction of the length of disqualification from driving and in more serious cases the avoidance of a custodial sentence.

We have an outstanding record for defending motorists who feel that they have been wrongly accused of drink driving offences and when last calculated our success rate for defending motorists whose cases proceeded to trial was 93%*.

When it comes to securing a favourable legal outcome in response to a drink driving charge, the quality of your legal representation is key. An expert drink driving lawyer will be able to represent you in a dedicated and professional manner and help you to explore any possible mitigating circumstances in your case. So if you have been caught drink driving, please contact our expert drink driving solicitors for a free consultation.

For those who wish to gain greater insight into the drink driving offence for which they have been charged or simply wish to learn more about this field of law, you will find a list of common drink driving offences on our page looking in more detail at “Offences“. You will also find a comprehensive list of the types of defence which may be argued in drink driving cases under the heading “Drink Driving Defences”.

Under the heading “Mitigation” you will find information on “special reasons” which the court may find not to impose disqualification and also mitigation which may be used to minimise any penalty, including the length of disqualification. Finally under the heading of “Drink Driving Information” you will find technical information on issues such as “back calculations”, alcohol elimination rates, information on evidential breath testing devices and even a link to calculate the expected breath alcohol reading in accordance with the amount of alcohol consumed.

We provide national coverage for all major cities across England and Wales

No matter where you are in England or Wales, we can provide you with specialist representation in your case. We are specialist drink driving solicitors operating in motoring courts covering London, Leeds, Birmingham, Carlisle, Cardiff, Manchester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Newcastle, Norwich and any other location in England and Wales.

Contact us for a free initial consultation

All calls or enquiries to us are free and without obligation. When you call we will ask you to provide one of our expert motoring solicitors with details about your drink driving case and will then speak to you to identify any further issues which may be of relevance, including the importance of your licence to you.

Once we have done this, we will provisionally advise you about the issues, give an honest and frank assessment with regards to your drink driving charge and will then propose a strategy as to how to approach your case in order to achieve the best possible outcome. Caddick Davies Solicitors have a great deal of experience of successfully representing clients in a range of motoring offences, including various drink driving charges.

Ask about our fees – we believe that fees should be fair and transparent

We believe in fee transparency and will discuss our fees with you during your initial telephone call or in response to your enquiry. As well as giving you an overview of our drink driving legal expertise in our initial discussion, we also know how important it is for potential clients to know where they stand with regards to legal costs.

Most commonly, our fees are provided on a fixed fee basis, meaning that we agree a fee for all the work required in your case or for your hearing, including its preparation and your representation at court. You can then move forward with the confidence that there will be no hidden or unexpected charges at the conclusion of your case.

In more complex cases we may also carry out work at an agreed hourly rate, with an estimate of fees being provided at the outset. We provide clear lines of communication with our clients, so you will be able to receive updates on your current legal costs at any point, speaking to one of our motoring legal team for information.

It is also good to know that if we are successful in defending your case, you will be entitled to a Defendant Costs Order, which entitles you to recover the costs of your legal representation (amount awarded subject to assessment). Again, we can inform you of your legal options at whatever point this becomes relevant.

Responsible Drinking and Driving

Caddick Davies Solicitors do not promote or condone drink driving, which we consider to be a serious offence which can impact heavily on others. We advise any motorist to avoid driving after you have consumed alcohol or if you are unsure as to whether you may be over the legal limit (35mg in breath) the following day after a night out. Please do not take the chance and drive responsibly!

* Percentage of trials won is calculated in accordance with all prosecutions for drink driving (driving whilst the proportion of alcohol in breath/blood/urine exceeded the prescribed limit) which proceeded to trial between 14th June and 18th December 2013.


For additional information on the range of legal advice and representation we can provide with regards to drink driving cases, whether defending a charge or appealing a drink driving conviction, you can contact Caddick Davies today. Our team of expert drink driving solicitors are available by phone or email to explore your legal options.

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