Drink Driving Offences in Portugal

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12 Jul 2024
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Service Details

Drink Driving Offences

This service is available across Portugal

Who Is This Service For?

This service has been developed specifically for expats and residents who find themselves facing allegations or charges related to drink-driving in Portugal. 

Who Is This Service For?

Useful Information

  • In Portugal, driving with a BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) of 0.5 g/l or higher is illegal and can result in significant penalties. 
  • For BAC levels between 0.5 g/l and 0.8 g/l, fines range from 250€ to 1250€. 
  • If the BAC is between 0.8 g/l and 1.2 g/l, fines can increase to between 500€ and 2500€. 
  • Drivers also face the loss of points on their driving license, with a system starting at 12 points and deductions varying based on the severity of the offence. For instance, driving with a BAC between 0.5 g/l and 0.8 g/l results in a loss of 3 points, while higher levels result in a loss of 5 points​
Useful Information

Process: Our Approach

  1. Initial consultation to understand the specifics of your case.
  2. Review of the evidence, including breathalyser or blood test results.
  3. Legal advice on potential outcomes and strategies.
  4. Representation in legal proceedings if necessary.
  5. Assistance with any necessary communication with local authorities.
Process: Our Approach


  • Expertise in Portuguese traffic laws and regulations.
  • Fluent in English and Portuguese, ensuring clear communication.
  • Comprehensive legal support tailored to your specific situation.
  • Commitment to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients.

Key Features of this Service

  • Understanding of the legal BAC limits in Portugal and their implications.
  • Experience with the Portuguese road traffic regulation system.
  • Familiarity with the process for challenging evidence and penalties.
  • Support in reducing potential fines and avoiding points on your driving record.
Key Features 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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