This is another area of law that is ever changing with more and more appeal cases defining what is and is not necessary for the police to prove. We are not "loophole lawyers" trying to get every case ditched on a technicality. We study the evidence carefully in every case and if there is a deficiency meaning the police cannot properly prove a case against you, we will of course advise you to fight it and will provide an experienced trial lawyer to fight your case. However, if the situation is that you ought to admit the offence and seek a lenient result at court, our team will build a case for you. Often, the law states that there has to be a mandatory ban if you were driving a motor vehicle with excess alcohol in your system (or similarly if you fail to provide a specimen of breath) but there are many arguments we can put forward to keep the ban as short as possible and even seek to have the Magistrates offer you an awareness course that (if you complete it) would knock another 25% off your ban.
There are cases where someone is prosecuted when they were said to be "in charge" of a vehicle rather than driving it and we have successfully defended many such cases where our client was shown to be over the limit but not "in charge" of the vehicle.
Although a ban for drink driving or not providing a breath specimen is mandatory, there are rare exceptions where we can argue "Special Reasons" regarding the circumstances of the case and persuade the court not to ban you.
There are many rules and regulations and legal requirements surrounding the breath test procedure, the taking of blood or urine samples instead of breath and we check on every single case if the police have complied and if they have not we can apply to have the case dismissed.