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Driving Whilst Unfit and the Penalties

 

We offer an initial telephone, video or face to face appointment for a fee of £200 plus VAT for all motoring offences. Lanyon Bowdler have offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry, Telford and Conwy, if you do not live close to one of these locations and would like to instruct us, please note the fees may be disproportionate with the fine you are facing. Our Motoring Offence Solicitors in Conwy serve clients throughout North Wales and Mid Wales.

Anyone accused of driving whilst unfit through drink (DR20) or drugs (DR80) could, if found guilty, end up with a large fine, points on their licence, or be disqualified from driving.

It is vital to have a specialist motoring offences lawyer on your side to form a solid defence and ensure that you have the best possible chance of reducing the punishment or even having it revoked.

Lanyon Bowdler’s lawyers are based in Shropshire and Herefordshire and are highly experienced at getting results for their clients. The firm offers fixed fees and service level guarantees among a wide range of pricing options.

What is Driving Whilst Unfit?

If it is believed someone’s ability to drive has been impaired by drugs or alcohol, they can be accused of driving whilst unfit. The main difference between this and drink driving, or being drunk in charge, is that a driving whilst unfit charge is not reliant on a sample of breath for analysis.

A police officer at the scene will always ask to take a specimen, but may charge the motorist without it if they are physically unable to provide a specimen due to being under the influence. The police can also use erratic driving as evidence for impairment.

There are of course a range of challenges and arguments which motoring offence solicitors can use when building a defence, and the specialist lawyers here at Lanyon Bowdler are leaders in their field. By seeking the advice of experts at an early stage, you can greatly improve the chances of any punishment being reduced.

Our Charges 

The SRA requires us to give indicative prices for limited types of work, this includes motoring offences. For more information please click here.

Contact Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors Today

We offer an initial telephone, video or face to face appointment for a fee of £200 plus VAT for all unfit driving offences. For a friendly, down-to-earth chat about your circumstances and how best to defend any driving whilst unfit charges against you, please get in touch with our specialist team.

If you would like to speak with a member of the team please call the number at the top of this page, complete our online enquiry form, or communicate with our Live Chat facility. You can also contact the head of our motoring offence team; specialist driving offence lawyer Stephen Scully directly by text or voice on 07776 184489.

Lanyon Bowdler have established offices with expert teams of solicitors in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry, Telford, and Conwy in North Wales. If you do not live close to one of these locations and would like to instruct us, please note the fees may be disproportionate with the fine you are facing.

We are one of the most recognised law firms in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales, Birmingham and the Midlands. We are able to offer a wide range of pricing options including fixed fees and service level guarantees.

As a leading national law firm, we regularly act for clients all over the UK on motoring offence cases.  We can represent you wherever you live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, but please be aware costs will be higher than instructing a local lawyer.

 

Testimonials

Stephen was no nonsense, did not offer silly promises, kept my anxiety levels low in court and got me a very good outcome. Extremely good value for money. Thank you Stephen.

- R E, Herefordshire

Professional and friendly service from Lanyon Bowdler and Stephen in particular, excellent support throughout.

- A.Vann-Aston, West Midlands.

Very, very good. You couldn't give me a better person than Stephen Scully.

- J L, Shrewsbury

I wish to record that the professional help and advice  I received from Lanyon Bowdler has been absolutely outstanding. It was due to the  personal “one to one”  interaction  I received  from Stephen Sculley who helped me beyond words. He made  himself available both in and out office hours responding to my phone messages, texts and e-mails almost by return, thus reducing potential stress and anxiety. My particular case was not straight forward but the final outcome , which I was more than satisfied with,  was only down to what Stephen advised me and how he dealt with and approached the situation on the day. Only a highly experienced lawyer could deal with this as he did. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company for any legal advice/assistance.

- DLT, Shrewsbury

I am extremely grateful to Stephen in the way in which he handled my case and represented me at court.

- A A, Shrewsbury