Our stand on Drink Driving
We are not embarrassed by our longstanding and deep involvement with drink drive defence law. One reason for our focus on and reputation in defending and representing clients on drink drive charges, actually called EBA charges (for ‘Excess Breath or Blood Alcohol’ but as mentioned above, commonly known as DIC or DUI charges) is that there are around 35,000 EBA charges a year in New Zealand.
So drink driving is an offence that most well-behaved New Zealanders are going to find themselves facing, should they have the misfortune to end up on the wrong end of a charge in the criminal courts. Unluckily alas, many of our clients weren’t even stopped for ‘drunk driving’ and there was no evidence that they were impaired in their driving at all by alcohol. Defendants have simply failed a test that depends upon an arbitrary line. Unfortunately the law presumes that you are impaired in driving just from the event of having returned a positive result. Fortunately however there is a great deal that can be done about it so give us a call.