Defences

Drink Drive LawyerIf you are serious about defending a drink drive case you should get expert advice.

Our leading drink drive lawyer has been recognised as an expert in drink drive cases by judges, prosecutors and other lawyers. Comments from judges include “the best drink drive lawyer in Auckland” and “knew the area of law relating to drink-driving extremely well”.

Defences are not limited to the obvious ones like whether you were the driver or were on a road. The Supreme Court has recently stated that if the procedures performed by Police do “not pass muster” the subsequent breath or blood test results cannot be relied on in a prosecution – even if you were over the limit.

This means there are many procedural, fairness and rights-based defences, which relate to how the Police handled the process when you were stopped and tested. Defences may relate to how, when and where you were stopped. Or, they may be based on what happened on a booze bus, at a police station or in a hospital.

Drink Drive Law is confident we will identify the best possible defence and vigourously test the prosecution evidence. It is our expertise that leads to this sort of comment from one judge: “after listening to the cross-examination I was left with a poor impression of the officer’s evidence…there was a lack of precision in the detail and it had to be dragged out of the officer as it were under cross-examination”.

See our pages on offences and penalties for more information on the types of offences and consequences of a conviction (e.g. penalties, disqualification, travel, employment and insurance issues).

Or call us now on 0800 DRINK DRIVE or email your enquiry to lawyer@drinkdrivelaw.co.nz.