Hip Flask Defence
This occurs usually after a collision and the police come to your house and breathalyse you. This could usually be some time after the incident and you may have had a drink or maybe a couple of strong drinks to calm your nerves after a driving collision.
If you can prove to the court that the alcohol level would have been below the legal limit at the time you were driving then you may be able to receive a not guilty verdict, although this can be very difficult to prove. If this could be a possible defence then contact a solicitor who will be able to advise you and arrange for you to be represented at court.
Technical or procedural Error of the Police
You may be unaware of the thorough procedure the police must follow and if you have any suspicion that they have not followed procedure correctly then contact a solicitor for advice as you may be able to have the charge thrown out.
This is very unlikely to avoid disqualification, but could help keep your ban to a minimum.
If you only drove your vehicle a very short distance with good reason and can prove that you had no intention to drive any further then you may be able to avoid a disqualification which is unlikely, but you may be able to keep a ban to a minimum.
A solicitor can help you prepare a defence and can arrange for you to be represented at court.
If you drove your vehicle because you were in great fear of physical injury and only drove the vehicle a short distance then you may have a defence and be able to avoid disqualification.
The court will take into account the distance travelled and whether or not you would have been able to avoid the situation without driving if you were sober.
If this is a defence you are relying on the contact a solicitor who will help you prepare your defence and can arrange for you to be represented in court.