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BORDERLINE DRINK DRIVING OFFENCES AND THE PENALTIES

Even though borderline reading cases are far less serious than high readings, they still carry considerable concerns for drivers. 

Even when a driver’s reading is borderline, unless the charge is successfully defended, it carries a drink-drive ban of a minimum of 12 months’ for a first-time offender and a three-year ban for a repeat offender.

Whether you are a find yourself facing a first-time drink driving conviction or whether you have had the misfortune to have been found guilty of drink driving previously. The ramifications of being convicted of drink driving even when you are a ‘borderline drink driving case’ can have a devastating impact on your life and perhaps your career of business.

The drink-drive lawyers at Brian Koffman and co can help best advise you and we are ready to talk to you today.

On 10th April 2015, the right for a motorist under investigation for drink driving to replace their breath specimen with a blood or urine sample was abolished. Previously, if the amount of alcohol in a person’s breath registered between 36-50 milligrams (the legal limit is 35), an individual would be given the ‘statutory option’ of replacing their breath sample with a blood or urine specimen. The ‘Statutory Option’ was originally introduced in the 1980s when evidential breath testing devices were relatively new with questionable accuracy.

This option was discontinued as the government considered the evidential breath testing equipment to be reliable enough to abolish the additional safeguard. 

At Brian Koffman & Co. we have encountered numerous cases that would suggest the reliability of breathalyser machines is a major issue – especially in borderline drink driving cases.

Steven Brown
Steven Brown
20:23 30 Nov 21
I recently enlisted the services of Brian Koffman to represent me in court for a speeding offence.Right from my first discussions with Brian I found him very friendly and highly professional.He... explained everything in detail and in an easy to understand method.In court Brian put my case forward with great experience and professionalism and we both got the outcome we hoped for.I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Brian to anyone.read more
Hamid Mian
Hamid Mian
16:48 18 Nov 21
I needed immediate legal assistance regarding a recent motoring offence. Mr. Brian was very professional and talked me through the case and my options. I would highly recommend to anyone in need of... legal advice.read more
Cameron Bruce
Cameron Bruce
19:24 18 Oct 21
Brian was very helpful and communication was brilliant throughout the process. He got me the best possible result on the day without the need to attend court. Would highly recommend his services.
Shananay Watson
Shananay Watson
16:10 13 Oct 21
I searched endless for a trusted motoring solicitor and couldnt find anyone i deemed suitable until B.Koffman & Co.In recent months Mr. Koffman has dealt with everything associated with my Fathers... case from phonecalls to documentation ect.Upon first meeting Mr. Koffman explained in detail what repercussions my Father could face as a result of his driving offences, following our understand Mr. Koffman immediately turned his attention to how he could help.With afew meetings and several telephone calls a decision was made on how to proceed, following this Mr. Koffman travelled to us in order to attend court & won our case!I cannot recommend him enough, everything was done to perfection and no stone was left unturned.5* absolutely.If ever you have a motoring issue Mr. Koffman is the man to see.We have already recommended him to friends and will continue to do so.Thank you again Mr. Koffmanread more
Emma Bingham
Emma Bingham
18:12 24 Sep 21
I went to Brian when I received a letter due to a driving offence. He fully explain what I was being charged with and the options that were available to me. Brian represented me in court and in the... end managed to achieve a better than expected outcome. I would have no hesitation in recommending Brian to anyone and highly recommend.read more
Andrew Ritchie
Andrew Ritchie
14:53 28 Jul 21
I cannot thank Brian enough for the amount of commitment he put in to my case! He was able to explain the court process in simple terms, and I felt at ease knowing that someone so highly professional... was dealing with my case. His advice resulted in the case being dropped and it ended in my favour. After my experience I would definitely recommend Brian, as he handled everything so efficiently. If anyone is looking for a motoring and criminal law solicitor that goes above and beyond, Brian is YOUR MAN!read more
Chris Edward
Chris Edward
13:47 06 Jul 21
I highly recommend the team at Motoring Offence Solicitors. They helped me expertly when I really needed it. Diligent, professional, highly knowledgeable and considering what I was facing, absolutely... amazing value. Thank you Brian and teamread more
Ged Cosgrove
Ged Cosgrove
18:17 13 Jun 21
I have had to use Brian’s services on a few occasions and have also recommended his services to clients, friends and family. I have always found Brian to be professional In my dealings with him, he... explains everything in layman’s terms and has always advised as to the right course of action. I have never been disappointed and have always been happy with the final outcome.read more
Louis Barron
Louis Barron
14:20 11 Jun 21
I called Brian at very short notice about handling a case for me and he was incredibly helpful straight away - he clearly explained the situation and my options, and represented me at court to... prevent me having to travel across half the country.He got me the outcome I requested and I couldn't recommend him or his services highly enough. I chose him from his excellent google reviews just like this one, and now can see why he is so highly regarded!Thanks again Brian.read more
Emma Wright
Emma Wright
11:37 11 May 21
I cannot thank Brian enough for all his hard work involved in helping me get the best possible outcome for a recent motoring offence. Brian has been very responsive and articulate throughout the... whole process which has made me feel at ease knowing I am dealing with a professional at the scary time of preparing for and going to court. I will recommend Brian to anyone who needs a professional to help them with any motoring offences.Hopefully, I never need to use you again, but if I do, you will definitely be the solicitor I use.Thank you again for helping me.read more
Andrea Lumb
Andrea Lumb
10:59 23 Apr 21
I have recently had the pleasure of dealing with Brian regarding a motoring offence for a close friend of mine. Brian has been amazing throughout the whole process with regular and clear... communication. Brian is professional and extremely knowledgeable in his field of expertise. Furthermore, and more importantly, Brian managed to get my friend the best possible outcome that we just didn’t think was possible. Hopefully, I never have to use Brian personally, however if I do commit a motoring offence, he will definitely be the man I call. I have already referred a family member of mine to Brian as I know he will be taken care of.Brian, thank you once again for all your hard work which in turn gave us the best possible outcome.read more
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WHY CHOOSE BRIAN KOFFMAN & CO.

If you were arrested for drink driving before the 10th April 2015 or you provided a second type of sample for any reason, we may be able to help. Our highly professional team of motoring offence specialists have developed unique strategies in relation to borderline blood and urine drink driving cases which have secured favourable outcomes for our clients’. You may have opted to provide a second test and could find that once the sample has been analysed, the result falls below the legal limit. Time is of the essence and contacting us immediately could make an enormous difference to the eventual outcome of your case.

We have extensive experience of defending drivers who have been charged with drink driving after giving borderline readings. With expert legal advice, we can provide you with the best possible chance of avoiding conviction and keeping your licence. Even if you have been told there may be no charge, we highly recommend that you should speak to us straight away. Many of the details we need to know to build your defence are likely to be forgotten if you wait until the date that you are due to appear at the police station.

CONTACT US TODAY

If you have been charged with drink driving as a result of producing a borderline reading, please contact Brian Koffman at Motoring Offence Solicitors.

We offer the very best privately funded Drink Driving Defence representation to clients in Manchester and across the whole of the UK.  Call our team today on 0161 832 3852 or complete the enquiry form below.

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