Drunk in Charge of a motor vehicle
The law is clear – it is an offence to be in control of a motor vehicle whilst over the prescribed limit.
The penalty for a Drunk in Charge offence can range from 10 points to 6 weeks in prison, depending upon the breath reading provided and the circumstances of the offence.
M.A.J. Law are a team of specialist motoring defence solicitors. We have years of experience challenging motoring offences and exceeding client’s expectations. We believe that every person has the right to quality legal representation.
Despite the potential penalty for a Drunk in Charge offence, there is no single test to determine whether a person is in control of a vehicle. This often leads to confusion amongst the police and can result in the police incorrectly charging people without all the necessary evidence.