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DRINK DRIVING - Drink driving limit

Drink driving limit and punishments

What is the UK drink driving limit?

In technical terms, you are over the drink drive limit if there is

  • 81 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood in your body or,
  • 36 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres in your breath or,
  • 108 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres in your urine.

What if I go over the drink driving limit?

As a general guide, a drink driver could be facing anything from a maximum penalty of six months in prison, to a fine of up to £5,000 and a minimum driving ban of 12 months.

At this stage you are probably very worried about what your punishment might be, therefore we have provided you with a calculator. This will give you a detailed estimate of your potential sentence. You are welcome you to use our free sentence calculator.

If you are facing any of the drink driving and excess alcohol offence charges then be sure to get in touch now! Contact us free so that we can help you with your Driving Defence!

Drink driving rehabilitation courses

Following a guilty plea or conviction the Court has the discretion to offer the drink driving rehabilitation course. If the court feels that you are someone suitable to attend upon the course a reduction in disqualification can be offered of up to 25%.

As you can see there are many different levels of punishment for alcohol related motoring offences, as well as many different types of alcohol or drug offences that you can be prosecuted for.

If you have been, or are to be charged with any of the driving offences of driving above the drink driving limit, contact us now so your Driving Defence can start today!

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