Drink Driving Charge – Mitigating Circumstances

Being prosecuted for drink driving is never a pleasant thing for any driver. If you get caught and are facing charges for this offence, you are at risk of receiving a drink driving punishment. It is important to understand that this punishment is different for each particular case. There are aggravating features in such cases that can play a big role in the case and the magistrates’ decision.

If you get convicted for a drink driving offence, you could get penalties ranging from fines to imprisonment to a ban from driving.

  • You may end up paying a maximum fine of £2,500 for a less serious case or an unlimited one for serious ones.
  • Depending on the level of offence and impact on others, you may go to prison from 3 months to 14 years.

How do mitigating circumstances work in a drink driving charge?

Since there are aggravating features that can worsen the case, leading you to get more severe penalties, it is very important that you involve a legal expert if you are charged with drink driving. You will need a motoring law specialist who can help explore whether there are any mitigating circumstances for your case. At times, the drink driving case may be too serious to argue mitigating away a serious penalty. Nevertheless, showing mitigating factors can significantly help a case, in this case by reducing your possible penalties.

At Caddick Davies, we bring awareness to drivers about the consequences of drink driving, including the penalties one may face if they get convicted. You can involve our team of highly qualified and experienced motoring solicitors to help in the court.

If you are worried and wondering, "what happens in court for drink driving?" our friendly solicitors will handle these questions for you and guide you on exactly what to do. You can better the outcome of a case if you have the right solicitor to provide a strong defence that demonstrates to the court to take into consideration your mitigating circumstances. Our expert lawyers can help reduce your sentence or any disqualification from driving.

What can be achieved by drink driving mitigating circumstances?

You may hear that mitigating circumstances are only helpful if one is facing a prison sentence, but you can actually achieve a less severe punishment in a range of areas through mitigating factors. Our experienced solicitors may be able to identify factors that can significantly help you. Mitigating circumstances are helpful and may reduce the culpability of the offender and help to convince the court that it won't happen again.

Our lawyers at Caddick Davies will advise you on what mitigating factors depending on your case. You can reduce your punishment for drunk driving by factors such as:

• having no previous criminal convictions
• an early guilty plea
• showing genuine remorse
• having a clean driving licence
• cooperating with police
• presenting circumstances beyond your control that may have caused the offence

Your lawyer can advise you on which factor to utilise in order to get a more favourable outcome.

How do you find expert help with drink driving and mitigating circumstances?

If you are facing prosecution for a drink driving offence and want Caddick Davies Solicitors to provide legal assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us today. We have our expert motoring solicitors ideally positioned to represent you in motoring courts across England and Wales.

You can call 03334 432 366, or email, or even request a callback via our website. We'll have friendly experts who can provide a free initial consultation where we will provide an honest evaluation of your case. We'll inform on if you have any mitigating circumstances and whether we can legally represent and advise you.

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