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What is the maximum fine for Drink Driving?

Drink driving is an offence in the UK that attracts a range of penalties. Among these penalties are the fines that motorists can get for offending. Any drivers in the UK caught driving above the legal drink driving alcohol limit may want to know what the maximum penalty for drink driving is.

Depending on the level of your offence, some drivers will have significant concern about the maximum fine for drink driving.  At Caddick Davies, we are a leading legal option to inform drivers of the penalties for drink driving, and in many cases to offer legal guidance and representation in such a case.

Our solicitors provide one of the best specialist legal teams across England and Wales for drink driving offences. We also raise awareness on these issues with drivers and inform them of the implications of the worst scenarios of drink driving. This includes informing drivers on the maximum penalty for drink driving.

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How are the fines for drink driving determined?

In the simplest cases, where a motorist gets charged for being in charge of a vehicle when they are above the legal limit, the biggest fine is up to £2,500.

Drivers should also understand about aggravating features in drink driving that could lead to a very big fine. The Government’s public sector website offers information on the maximum fine for those caught driving under the influence of alcohol. The maximum fine for drink driving is actually an unlimited fine.

The fine will be determined by the magistrate who hears your case. Currently, the biggest ever fine in the UK is believed to be the one handed to TV presenter Ant McPartlin in 2018. He got a fine of £86,000 and a 20-month ban from driving. It is evident that the maximum penalty for drink driving is actually unknown, since there are a range of determinants. These include the magistrate who presides your case, as well as its aggravating features.

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Is it possible to reduce my fine for drink driving?

We understand that it is very important to many motorists to reduce their drink driving penalty, particularly if there are mitigating factors to them being caught offending. At times, we are able to prove the innocence of a driver in some cases, getting them the most favourable outcomes. You can involve our experts at Caddick Davies for ideal legal assistance. Once you contact us, we’ll assign a qualified motoring solicitor to your case.

Our legal specialists will expertly handle your case and ensure that we help to present a case that helps reduce your penalty away from the maximum penalties for driving under the influence of a drink. We can consider a number of effective defences as we work with you. These are important, as they offer mitigating circumstances to get you a favourable outcome in your case.

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How do I find trusted legal help with my drink driving charge?

Contact us for a free initial consultation, where we will determine the legal options for your case. We can provide an honest evaluation of your case and whether we can represent you. Call us on 03334432366 or use our website to email us or request a callback. We have a very friendly legal team to respond quickly and offer trusted advice. You can also learn if we will represent you in court and how to avoid the maximum fine for drink driving.

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