Drink Driving Offences in Italy

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

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Drink Driving Offences

This service is available across Italy

Service Description

  • Our legal services for those charged with drink-driving in Italy are essential for English-speaking individuals dealing with the implications of such charges.  
  • We ensure your rights are protected and that you receive fair representation in all legal proceedings.
Service Description

Useful Information

In Italy, drink-driving offences are regulated by the Italian Road Code (Codice della Strada), specifically in articles 186 and 186-bis. These laws set the limits for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and outline the penalties for violations:

  1. The general BAC limit is 0.5 grams per litre (g/l).
  2. For professional drivers, new drivers (those who have had their license for less than three years), and drivers under 21 years of age, the limit is lower, at 0.0 g/l.
  3. The penalties for drink-driving offences in Italy depend on the BAC level and can include fines, imprisonment, and suspension of the driver's licence. 

They are typically divided into different categories based on the BAC level:

  • BAC from 0.5 to 0.8 g/l: This can result in a fine and a suspension of the driver's licence for a specified period.
  • BAC from 0.8 to 1.5 g/l: This level incurs more severe penalties, including higher fines, a longer suspension of the driver's licence, and the possibility of imprisonment.
  • BAC above 1.5 g/l: At this level, the penalties are even more severe, including the highest fines, long-term suspension or revocation of the driver's licence, and imprisonment.
  • Refusal to undergo a breathalyser test or a blood test is treated as a serious offence, with penalties similar to those for high BAC levels.
Useful Information

Key Elements of this Service

  • Legal Representation and Advice: Expert guidance and representation by criminal defence lawyers experienced in legal proceedings related to drink-driving offences 
  • Understanding Italian Drink Driving Laws: Comprehensive information on Italy's legal blood alcohol concentration limits and related laws.
  • Support During Police Procedures: Assistance during breathalyser tests and any subsequent legal processes.
  • Negotiating Penalties: Efforts to minimise fines, driving bans, and other penalties as per Italian law.
  • Crisis Management in Severe Cases: Specialised support in cases that may lead to criminal charges or serious legal consequences.
Key Elements of this Service

Process: Our Approach

  1. Initial Consultation: Analysing your case and providing initial legal advice.
  2. Legal Representation: Accompaniment to legal proceedings and representation in court.
  3. Strategic Planning: Developing a unique and focused strategy to address your specific situation.
  4. Continuous Support: Ongoing advice and support throughout the legal process.
Process: Our Approach

Benefits of this Service

  • Expertise in Italian Traffic Law: Developed by lawyers with many years of experience dealing with and representing English-speaking clients.
  • Bilingual Legal Assistance: Bridging language barriers in complex legal situations.
  • Proactive Legal Representation: Strong advocacy for your rights and interests.
  • Cultural Sensitivity: Understanding the challenges faced by expats in Italy.
Benefits of this 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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