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I am in court soon drink driving offence, can I drive

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Hi I am in court soon for a drink driving offence, can I drive in the meantime?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Republic of Ireland Law
Expert:  Buachaill replied 1 year ago.
1. Yes, you are entitled to continue to drive until your drink driving offence is heard and you are either sentenced or the charge dismissed. This is because you are entitled to a presumption of innocence until such time as you are convicted. So, this presumption of innocence means you can continue to drive until such time as you are sentenced to a driving ban for drink driving. Be aware that only two thirds of drink driving offences result in a conviction. So, I would advise you to get yourself a good Road Traffic solicitor and defend the case if you have any grounds to do so.