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Driving Matters

 

 

There are many types of Driving Offences that carry penalties ranging from fines, licence disqualification and, if serious enough, a term of imprisonment.

In many cases, a disqualification from holding a licence is automatically imposed upon the driver by the relevant legislation, and the Court can only reduce the mandatory period of disqualification in some situations.

Some examples of driving offences include:

  • Driving in a dangerous manner (which may or may not have caused death or grievous bodily harm)
  • Negligent driving
  • Driving whilst disqualified
  • Driving at excessive speeds
  • Police pursuits (known as ‘Skye's Law’)

The maximum and minimum penalties vary significantly depending on the nature of the charge, the driver's previous driving record and the submissions made at court. Contact one of Caldwell Martin Cox’s experienced criminal law solicitors at any of the three offices to discuss the best possible course of action in dealing with your driving offence at court.

Drink Driving Offences

Drink driving offences are those in which your blood alcohol content when driving is higher than the prescribed legal limit. That is:

  • 0 for provisional and learner drivers
  • 0.02 for special range drivers
  • 0.05 for all other drivers

It is a criminal offence to drive when under the influence of alcohol and drink driving matters are treated seriously by the courts. Automatic periods of disqualification from driving apply depending on your blood alcohol content.  The court can imposed very large fines upon you and you can also be sent to prison for certain drink driving offences.


The criminal law solicitors at Caldwell Martin Cox strongly recommend you contact a member of our team as soon as possible if you have been charged with a drink driving offence to discuss your options fully.


For further information and assistance please call us to arrange a meeting at one of our three locations.

 

 

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