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16 May 2023
Drink Driving Offences
This service is available across Spain
Who Is This Service For?
This service is for individuals who have found themselves entangled in the legal consequences that ensue from drink-driving in Spain.
Typically, the person in need of this service may be a resident or a visitor who was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
These individuals face severe repercussions that might include hefty fines, loss of driving privileges, and even incarceration.
Our service aims to navigate through the complex Spanish legal system, to mitigate these challenges, ensuring that the law's full protective measures are harnessed in favour of our clients.
Types Of Offence
- Administrative Offence
If the results obtained from the breathalyser test exceed 0.25 milligrams per litre (0.15 for professional drivers and drivers with less than two years driving experience), the driver will receive a €500 fine.
Should the test register an amount above 0.5 milligrams (0.3 for professionals and inexperienced drivers) or if the driver has been fined for the same reason in the previous 12 months, the fine doubles to €1,000. The driver will also lose their driving licence for a specified period of time.
- Criminal Offence
Criminal charges for driving while under the influence of alcohol in Spain will be pressed against any driver with a blood-alcohol level in excess of 0.60 milligrams per litre, as measured in a breathalyser test.
A criminal offence may also be committed if the driver’s faculties are clearly affected by the ingestion of alcohol or drugs affecting the driver's ability to drive - even where the measured rate is below 0.60 milligrams per litre, or indeed if the driver refuses to take a breathalyser test.
The penalties will depend upon the circumstances of the case, if anyone was injured - or worse, killed - if damage was done to property, if it is not a first offence etc
There will certainly be a fine and removal of your driving licence as well, potentially, as a community service order or a prison term. You will also have a criminal record.
Important Advice! Do not refuse to take a breathalyser test. To do so is an independent criminal offence, for which you will be charged, in addition to the prior offence of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Once engaged, we initiate a meticulous review of the circumstances surrounding the arrest.
This includes scrutinizing the accuracy of the breathalyser or other testing equipment used, the legality of the traffic stop, and ensuring that the rights of the accused were not violated at any point.
Following the review, a strategic defence is crafted and presented before the court, aiming to either dismiss or reduce the charges based on the findings.
By availing of our service, clients can significantly better their chances of a favourable outcome.
The immediate benefit is the peace of mind that comes with having professional legal representation.
Furthermore, we strive to reduce or eliminate the penalties associated with drink-driving offences, which in turn safeguards one’s personal and professional reputation.
Through our adept handling of the legal procedures, clients often find the resolution process less daunting and more manageable.
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.