When it comes to drink drive convictions, there are strict alcohol limits for drivers. However, it’s impossible to say exactly how many drinks this equals as it’s different for each person. The way alcohol affects you depends on:
The limits of alcohol recorded also differs depending on the test you take. We can detect alcohol in your system in three ways: in your breath, in your blood or in your urine. The limits for each of these tests are listed below:
If you are convicted of driving (or attempting to drive) a vehicle whilst over the legal limit you may receive:
If you cause death by careless driving, whilst over the legal limit, you may receive:
In addition to the legal penalties you might face, your car insurance will increase significantly, your employer and future employers will be able to see your convictions which may limit your opportunities and you may have difficulties travelling/ moving to countries such as the USA.