Republic of Ireland Law
Republic of Ireland Law Questions Answered by Experts
1. A Summons for drink driving is valid for 12 months from the date of issue. It can be served any time within this 12 month period. At the end of the 12 month period the Garda has to apply to renew the Summons, which will be for another six months. Whilst one renewal is always given in relation to a Summons, if the Summons has not been served after 18 months, it gets progressively more difficult to renew the Summons as the District Court is not minded to grant a further renewal. The Summons can be served at any time so long as the Summons is valid at the date of service.