Forrest Williams were very happy to recently represent a client at Leamington Spa Magistrates Court who was charged with Drink Driving. This client was made aware that the courts would consider custody as her reading was almost 4 times the legal limit. Her concern was not to try to ‘get away with it’, she just wanted someone to be with her in court to guide her through the process and to avoid prison.
Drink Driving is obviously taken very seriously by the courts especially with a reading that high. Prison was the most likely punishment. A lot of people got to prison for drink driving. We were able to identify the issues in this case that made it different from other cases and so were able to present her case in the best possible way to avoid prison.
We also know that this is a terrifying experience for a lot of clients, most of whom have never been through the criminal justice system before. Cases can be adjourned by the court for a pre sentence report and delay the matter for weeks meaning more anxiety for the clients. We realise that it is not just about the result but about taking away as much of the anxiety as possible.
A very relieved client was grateful to have the support of one of our excellent motoring barristers as he persuaded the courts to continue to sentencing the same day, fearing the matter would continue to hang over her if she had to wait for another hearing. She avoided custody and was relieved to have the matter concluded.
We understand that sometimes it’s not about making excuses for your actions, it’s simply about having someone supporting you and standing up for you.
If you are worried about a drink driving charge call us on 01623 397200 for free initial advice as to the best way forward in your case.Tags: Drink driving mitigation, drink driving solicitors