3 – 5 times over the limit
If the limit is exceeded by more than three times, then the car can be forfeited. Procurator Fiscal makes a motion to forfeit the car, and the Sheriff makes an order on deciding whether it’s going to do exactly that, and your car can be often be crushed and no time in relation to this case. This would clearly impact you and everything connected to this car, as well as a financial loss. Calling a specialist road traffic lawyer is, therefore, absolutely imperative. It is the most important thing you can do.
If you own a Rolls Royce, it can still be scrapped.
If you’re charged with drink driving and Scotland, you need to be aware that the punishment is not only the fact that you will lose your driving license if convicted, but there is a chance that your car can also be forfeited. And it doesn’t matter whether it’s a Rolls Royce or whether it’s something that you’ve just managed to pull together from the scrapyard in bits and pieces. The car can be forfeited no matter what the value is.
Call our road traffic lawyers
If you want further advice about forfeiture vehicles or drink driving and the law in relation to say, get in touch with us.