Drink Driving Offences in Greece

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Excellent service, definitely recommended. Very good and reliable service!
Rakesh Rathod
Rakesh Rathod
14 Jun 2024

Service Details

Drink Driving Offences

This service is available across Greece

Client Profile: Who Needs This Service?

  • Our Drink Driving Legal Assistance in Greece is an essential service for English-speaking individuals - whether expats or tourists - dealing with drink-driving charges. 
  • We ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive a fair trial, with the aim of achieving the best possible outcome for your situation.
Client Profile: Who Needs This Service?

Useful Information

In Greece, the legal framework for addressing drink-driving offences is strict, with specific Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) limits set to ensure road safety. 

The standard legal BAC limit for drivers is 0.05% or 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. For novice and professional drivers, a lower BAC limit of 0.2g/l is enforced, reflecting a more stringent approach towards those with less experience or those driving in a professional capacity​​​​.

Penalties for exceeding these limits are designed to deter drink-driving and promote responsible behaviour. These penalties vary depending on the BAC level at the time of the offence:

  • For a BAC level between 0.50 g/l to 0.80 g/l, the fine is €200.
  • If the BAC level is between 0.80 g/l to 1.10 g/l, the penalty includes a €700 fine and a driving ban of 90 days.
  • For BAC levels over 1.10 g/l, the consequences escalate to a €1,200 fine, a driving ban of 180 days, and a possible imprisonment of 2 months.
  • Repeat offences within two years, with a BAC over 1.10 g/l, attract even harsher penalties, including a €2,000 fine, a 5-year driving ban, and imprisonment of 6 months
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Procedure: Our Approach

  1. Initial Consultation: Assessing your situation and providing initial advice on the severity of charges and outlining next steps and best strategy.
  2. Representation and Advocacy: Legal representation in court and active advocacy for your rights.
  3. Strategy and Negotiation: Developing a strategy to reduce potential penalties via negotiation with the Public Prosecutor.
  4. Comprehensive Support: Ongoing support and communication throughout the legal process.
Procedure: Our Approach

Key Features of this Service

Our service for those facing charges of Drink Driving in Greece includes:

  • Expert Legal Representation: Professional representation in legal proceedings related to drink-driving offences.
  • Guidance on Greek Drink Driving Laws: Comprehensive information on legal limits, penalties, and procedures specific to Greece.
  • Assistance During Police Procedures: Support during breathalyser tests, blood tests, and any subsequent legal processes.
  • Negotiation and Plea Bargaining: Efforts to minimise penalties, including fines, driving bans, and potential imprisonment.
  • Crisis Management in Severe Cases: Specialised assistance in cases leading to criminal charges, particularly when serious harm or fatalities are involved.
Key Features of this Service

Benefits - Why Choose Our Service

  • In-depth Knowledge of Greek Traffic Law: Highly experienced English-speaking criminal defence lawyers are made available to you.
  • Bilingual Legal Assistance: Bridging language barriers in complex legal situations.
  • Strategic Legal Representation: From court representation to negotiating with authorities.
  • Understanding of Cultural Nuances: Expertise in handling cases for expats, respecting cultural differences.
Benefits - Why Choose Our Service

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

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