DVLA Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: DVLA are now processing paper applications, however these will take longer to process as the DVLA are working with reduced staff to meet social distancing requirements. If your application requires medical information or examinations there are likely to be delays also. Click here for more information.

Convicted Driver Insurance

Compare quotes from leading drink driver insurance specialists in the UK

Get Quotes

Just received my court date...


New member

I have just got my court date for 2 weeks today.

My charge is "Drive motor vehicle when alcohol level above limit ... namely 83 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, exceeded the prescribed limit."

What can I expect on the day and what punishment and fine can I expect?


The result produced is marginally over the limit of 80mg in blood. This means that you penalty will be considered with reference to the lowest sentencing bracket for this type of offence meaning you will likely face a ban of between 12 and 16 months alongside a fine. You may also be given the opportunity to attend a drink driving rehabilitation course which could have the effect of reducing your ban by 25%.