Drink driving is far from a minor offence. In fact, it is one of the most serious driving offences that you will ever face. There are three common offences you may be looking at if you are facing a drink driving charge. Driving with excess of alcohol, termed drink driving is one such charge. Another is charge of a vehicle. The third is failing to provide a specimen.
Thus, the first reason to get experienced representation when facing a drink driving charge is if you are facing the charge of driving with excess of alcohol. If you are facing this charge, you are likely going to be feeling scared. Your feeling of fear certainly is not going to diminish when you learn about the sentence and fines you may be facing. Of course, the most serious of the offences, that type of offence that results in death can carry a sentence of a two year driving ban up to fourteen years in prison.
The second reason, then, to get experienced representation when facing a drink driving charge is if you are facing a charge of vehicle charge. Which means the third reason is if you failed to provide a specimen. Any of these charges are serious and the consequences for them can be just as serious. Walking into a courtroom and trying to defend yourself in one of these charges is not a good idea. You need to have someone supporting you who knows the law inside and out and will be able to defend you so that your consequence can be lessened or even completely let go.
So, make sure that you talk to your solicitor sooner than later about your drink driving offence. That way your defence will be solid by the time your court date.