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Driving Whilst Unfit and the Penalties

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 professional legal specialist 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 free initial advice 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.

You can also contact motoring offences specialist Stephen Scully directly on 07776 184489

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