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Why are Parslows Jersey | Criminal defence lawyers the best solution if you are accused of a drink driving offence in Jersey?

Parslows Jersey criminal defence lawyers understand how significant the situation can be if you are accused of being drunk in charge of a vehicle, which is why we know that you’ll want the best Jersey advocates to defend your rights.

Each criminal lawyer in our team will defend each and every client to the highest degree of legal expertise and determination, no matter the accusation. No matter how large or small the offence, our team members are well equipped to defend your rights. We will explain everything to you and discuss your defence strategy, advising you on the possible outcomes with pragmatism.

Criminal advice line

If you are charged with a drink driving offence and find you are not eligible for Jersey legal aid contact our criminal defence team on 630530.  It is important to seek professional legal advice at the earliest opportunity to ensure that you are fully prepared before attending police interview and/or answering any police questions. Our team of expert criminal defence advocates are on hand to assist. T&Cs apply.

Need a bit more information about your rights?

What is the legal limit of alcohol when driving in Jersey?

In Jersey the legal limit is 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath, or 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.

Can I refuse to provide a specimen of breath, blood or urine?

When a specimen of breath, blood or urine is requested by a States of Jersey police officer, it is an offence to refuse, regardless of whether the request is made by the side of the road or in a police station.

Use of breathalyser

The States of Jersey Police will utilise the breathalyzer in a number of circumstances, E.G:

  • if you’re involved in a collision – whether it is your fault or not – you will be required to provide a breath sample
  • if you commit a moving traffic offence – such as speeding, failing to stop for a red light or not wearing a seat belt
  • if you fail to stop after a collision -we can trace your vehicle and request a breath sample, even if you had left the vehicle