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Drink Driving Penalty, Breath Reading 76, Am I High Risk?

Semajhtims

New member
Basically I was wandering what sort of penalty I am likely to get after getting 76 on a breathalyser test and if I'm in the high risk category.
 
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Michael Lyon

Road Traffic Solicitor (Scotland)
James,

Thank you for your post. There is a range of penalty here and what you receive depends on a number of factors, including the Sheriff presiding over the case and the quality of mitigatory representations advanced on your behalf. Therefore, I would say that you could expect a disqualification of anything between 9 and 24 months.

Clearly, if you wish our assistance here I and my colleagues would be more than happy to help.

As your breath reading is below the threshold of 87.5 microgrammes, nothwithstanding Scotland's lower drink driving limit I do not consider that you would be classed as a High Risk Offender.

Trusting this is of assistance.
 

Semajhtims

New member
Thank you for your reply. It has put my mind at rest about a few things. I take 87.5 is the threshold in scotland then or is it different? Also do you think I'll likely do community service? Sorry for the added questions.
 
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