Drink Driving Offences in Turkey

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14 Jun 2024

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Drink Driving Offences

This service is available across Turkey

Who would find this Service useful?

  • This legal service is essential for English-speaking expats facing drink-driving charges in Turkey. 
  • With strict laws and significant penalties for drink-driving in Turkey, our service provides the necessary legal support and guidance to navigate these challenges effectively. 
  • We make sure that your rights are protected and that you receive fair representation in all legal proceedings.
Who would find this Service useful?

Useful Information

In Turkey, drink-driving offences are regulated under the Road Traffic Law No. 2918.

 The regulations set strict limits for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and specify penalties for those found driving under the influence of alcohol:

  • For private vehicle drivers, the BAC limit is 0.5 promille (grams per liter).
  • For commercial vehicle drivers, drivers of public transportation, and drivers of vehicles transporting hazardous materials, the limit is 0.0 promille, meaning any detectable alcohol in the bloodstream is punishable.
     

The penalties for drink-driving in Turkey depend on the BAC level and whether the offender has previous convictions. Penalties include fines, imprisonment, and suspension or revocation of the driver's licence. Specifically:

  • First Offence with a BAC between 0.5 and 1.0 promille: Penalties may include a fine and a driving licence suspension for a period.
  • First Offence with a BAC above 1.0 promille: The penalties are more severe, including a higher fine, potential imprisonment, and a longer period of driving licence suspension.
  • Repeated Offences: If a driver commits a drink-driving offence within 5 years of a previous violation, the penalties increase significantly, with higher fines, possible imprisonment, and longer suspension or revocation of the driver's licence. 
  • 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.
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Process: Step by Step

  1. Initial Consultation: Assessing your case and providing initial advice.
  2. Legal Representation: Accompanying you to legal proceedings and representing you in court.
  3. Strategy Development: Crafting a tailored strategy to address your specific legal situation.
  4. Ongoing Support: Continuous advice and support throughout the legal process.
Process: Step by Step

Key Components of this Service

Our Drink Driving Legal Assistance in Turkey offers:

  • Expert Legal Representation: Professional representation in legal matters related to drink-driving.
  • Comprehensive Understanding of Turkish Drink Driving Laws: Detailed information about the legal alcohol limits and the specific laws of Turkey regarding drink-driving.
  • Assistance During Police Procedures: Support during breathalyser tests and any subsequent legal procedures.
  • Negotiating Penalties: Efforts to minimize fines and driving bans, in accordance with Turkish law.
  • Advice on Dealing with Severe Offences: Assistance in cases that may lead to criminal charges, particularly in cases of repeat offences.
Key Components of this Service

Benefits - Why Choose Our Service

  • In-depth Knowledge of Turkish Traffic Law: Services tailored for English-speaking clients.
  • Bilingual Legal Assistance: Overcoming language barriers in legal proceedings.
  • Strategic Legal Representation: Active advocacy for your rights and interests.
  • Understanding of Cultural Nuances: Expertise in handling cases for expats in Turkey.
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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