Drink Driving


Drink & Drug Driving – Fixed Fee Representation from £250

LD Legal has many years of experience representing people facing Drink & Drug Driving charges.  Lucinda Dore is often approached by clients who have never been in court before and don’t know where to turn.  Most of our clients did not realise that they were over the legal limit to drive or perhaps their judgement was misguided by alcohol in their system at the time.

Lucinda Dore’s clients are often first time offenders who need help and guidance; it can be daunting the prospect of attending court.  We can make the process easier for you.  We are often asked the following:-

Do I need a Solicitor to attend court for me for a Drink or Drug Driving Charge?

We often here from people who realise that it was a mistake to attend court alone when they realise that they will need to stand and mitigate their actions in open court before a judge or magistrate.  Lucinda Dore can assist you by presenting your case to the court.  We will take your full instructions about the offence and your personal circumstances and we will be able to advocate in court for you, selecting the most important information that the court will need to hear with a view to achieving the best possible outcome for you.  We do all the talking for you.  We will ensure that you are fully advised as to the process and are full prepared for what will happen in court.  We will also be able to advise you if you have any grounds to appeal against a sentence given.

Do we offer fixed fees for Drink or Drug Driving Representation?

Yes – we will always be able to agree a fixed fee for a first (and usually the only) court appearance for Drink or Drug Driving this way everyone knows where they stand. Lucinda Dore Legal Services are clear and transparent about our Drink & Drug Driving Legal Fees.  We charge £300 for a Guilty Plea appearance at Brighton Magistrates Court, £350 for Worthing or Crawley Magistrates Court and can quote any other court by request.

What do I get for my fixed fee?

Lucinda Dore Legal Services will speak to you before the date of your court appearance.  We will listen carefully to your own personal case and circumstances and will be able to advise you what to expect to receive at court.  We will select from what you tell us the best mitigation available and will be able to advise you if you need to obtain any more information to present to the court (sometimes your doctor may be able to provide a medical letter or your employer may be able to provide a reference for example).

Most importantly we will be able to ensure that you are fully prepared for the hearing so that you are able to attend court with the reassurance that you have a solicitor by your side who knows your personal case.  We will be able to answer any questions that you have so that you know what to expect.  We are often able to approach the prosecution before the court hearing to request the evidence against you so that you know what the case against you is before you get to court.  Sometimes clients like to attend our offices for extra reassurance and we can arrange an additional office appointment before court date at your request.

On the court date itself we will go through everything with you before you enter the court room so that you are ready, we will liaise with the court ushers and staff so that you are kept up to date as to when your case will be heard.  In court we do all the talking for you.  You will simply need to confirm your name, address and enter your plea and we will do the rest so that your case is presented in the best way possible (in drink driving cases we will usually be able to ask the court to offer you the opportunity to complete the Drink Drive Rehabilitation Course).  After your hearing we will fully advise you of the outcome and what needs to be done next.

Contact us for confidential advice about your case – we don’t judge, we are here to listen, advise and expertly present your case to the court lucinda@ldlegalservices.co.uk or 01273030339.