Drink Driving Defence Solicitors - Manchester

If you have been stopped by the police under suspicion of drink driving, you must seek legal advice as soon as possible. Our solicitors provide police station representation 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ensuring you will always have access to first-class legal help.

Draycott Browne has a wealth of experience in successfully defending drink driving cases. Our specialist motoring law solicitors have extensive knowledge when it comes to charges of this kind, allowing us to build the strongest possible defence for you.

Our services, post arrest, are free at the point of delivery, meaning we can assist anyone at the police station. If you have been arrested for or charged with drink driving and need access to expert legal advice, call Draycott Browne on +44 (0)161 228 2244 or fill in our online contact form .

What is the legal alcohol limit to drive?

When you are suspected of drink driving, you will be subject to either a breath, blood or urine test. This test measures the amount of alcohol present in your system, and will determine whether you are over any of the following legal limits.

  • Breath: Maximum of 35 micrograms of alcohol in 100ml of breath
  • Blood: Maximum of 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100ml of blood
  • Urine: Maximum of 107 milligrams of alcohol in 100ml of urine

What penalty will I receive?

The penalties for drink driving can differ greatly depending on the charges against you. Common drink driving-related offences include:

  • Being in charge of a vehicle whilst over the legal limit
  • Driving or attempting to drive whilst over the legal limit
  • Refusing to provide a specimen
  • Death through careless driving whilst over the legal limit

Charges for drink driving cases vary from a 12 month disqualification to 14 years' imprisonment. Speak to our motoring lawyers to gain expert advice on what penalty you could receive.

Additional drink driving consequences

If you have been convicted of a drink driving offence, it is likely you will suffer additional consequences such as:

  • An increase in car insurance
  • Difficulty travelling overseas due to a criminal record
  • Your conviction being made visible to your employers

Due to the serious repercussions of drink driving cases, it is imperative you seek the help of a solicitor as soon as possible. Our solicitors will help you gain the best possible outcome for your case.


At Draycott Browne, we understand how stressful it can be facing motoring offence charges, especially if losing your licence will mean a loss of livelihood and independence. We are here to fight your corner and have a proven track record of successfully defending a variety of motoring offences.

We can provide you with all the necessary guidance and advice and have the expertise to represent you in court. We have helped hundreds of clients avoid disqualification and many of our cases have been dropped by the prosecution without coming to trial.

By instructing Draycott Browne, you can be assured that you have a team of highly skilled legal professionals, who will provide you with the exceptional representation that you deserve.


If you or a loved one has been arrested on motoring law charges, you should not hesitate to call us at the earliest possible opportunity. Our solicitors are on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ready to assist you at the police station after your arrest. We will advise you on what to say, liaise with police and ensure that you are treated fairly.


Arrests can be unexpected, and therefore you may not have the funds to pay for legal help. However, our service, at the police station, is free at the point of delivery, meaning we will provide our services to anyone in need of our help.

You may also be eligible to receive legal aid, helping you to pay any legal fees incurred. Our solicitors will guide you through the legal aid application process, ensuring you have the best possible chance of receiving the funds you need to get the highest level of legal representation.


Our solicitors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist you in your case. We offer our services within Manchester and throughout North West England. If you or a loved one is facing drink driving charges and need first-class legal representation from the experts, call Draycott Browne now on +44 (0)161 228 2244 or complete our online contact form.

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