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With two decades of motoring offences experience and hundreds of happy clients, we believe Parnell & Peel are ideally placed to obtain the best result for you.

How Do You Find The Best Drink Driving Solicitors?

How Do You Find The Best Drink Driving Solicitors?

If you have been charged with drink driving, you need to find an expert solicitor to represent you as soon as possible. But with so many to choose from, how do you find the best drink driving solicitors?

Speak with one of our specialist drink driving solicitors by giving us a quick commitment-free call on 033 03411690 or by completing a Free Online Enquiry to have us get back to you with zero fee or obligation to use us.

Here are some of the key questions to ask yourself about any firm you are considering getting advice from or engaging to represent you:

Is It Worth Getting A Solicitor For Drink Driving?

Before we go any further, it’s worth reinforcing why it is worth getting a solicitor for drink driving charges:

  1. The consequences of being found guilty – being found guilty of drink driving comes with a minimum driving ban of 12 months, a fine of up to £5000, and possible prison time if you have a history of similar offences. In short, it’s worth trying to avoid.
  2. The evidence against you isn’t freely available – if you plead guilty to drink driving, you may never know whether the police and prosecution had enough evidence against you. They aren’t obliged to show it to you unless you force them to. That’s where a solicitor comes in.
  3. The legal system isn’t simple – in fact, it often appears designed to confuse and intimidate you. With legal advice on hand though, you know what is going to happen and how best to proceed.

How Do You Find The Best Drink Driving Solicitors?

Finding the best drink driving solicitors is easy if you ask yourself a few questions about every name you’re considering:

1) What Is Their Record Of Success?

Most firms with good track records will be pleased to boast about their ongoing success. For example, at DFR Solicitors we have successfully defended 87% of our clients who have been charged with drink (that’s securing a not guilty verdict).

Most of these not guilty verdicts have been achieved by demonstrating that the prosecution didn’t have enough evidence to prove guilt. We have also helped numerous others mitigate the charges against them after carefully analysing the evidence and finding they did not have a defence.

Any other solicitor should be equally happy to talk about their previous track record.

2) Are They Qualified Specialists?

You should always quickly check that your solicitor is registered with the Law Society and if they are part of the Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme (CLAS) or any other accreditation and quality schemes.

You’ll be looking for a specialist in motoring law in general and drink driving in particular if you want to secure the best possible outcome in your case.

3) How Much Are Their Fees?

Solicitors are, unfortunately, not free to hire. Or, to be more accurate, you can get a free duty solicitor to advise you in the police station. However, they’re likely to advise you to plead guilty and then try to mitigate the penalty. The court will still impose a driving ban if you do this though.

An actual specialist drink driving solicitor will charge you. They may charge you by the hour or a fixed fee for their entire service. Mostly, but not always, paying a fixed rate is better.

This is because you know precisely how much you will be charged right at the outset.

Always request a free quote from any drink driving lawyer and make sure you are clear about what exactly is included in your fee first. For instance, many firms will charge you extra for a court appearance because of the volume of additional work involved.

4) Do They Offer A Free Initial Consultation?

Solicitors – even those at major firms – shouldn’t charge you for an initial consultation.

At DFR, we provide an initial consultation usually within two hours of you getting in touch and always on the same day. We know that no two cases are the same, so we want to get to know you and the specifics of your particular situation.

Only then can we defend you in the most effective and successful way. You’ll want any solicitor you’re considering to feel like they’re giving a similar level of close personal attention to you and your case.

5) Do You Feel Confident In Their Support And Knowledge

The acid test for any potential drink driving solicitor is to reach out and speak to them in person. Only then can you get a good feel for:

  • How helpful, supportive, and polite they are
  • Whether you feel they are knowledgeable about the specific laws involved
  • Whether you have a trustworthy basis for a good working relationship

In general, you can get a decent gut instinct about these kinds of things very quickly if you speak to the solicitor directly. You can also correspond with them to make sure they respond quickly to your emails and that they always pick up the phone or call back swiftly when you call.

Why not try it now? Speak with one of our specialist drink driving solicitors by giving us a quick commitment-free call on 033 03411690 or by completing a Free Online Enquiry to have us get back to you with zero fee or obligation to use us.

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What Our Clients Say

“Hi Abdul, I would like to thank you and your team for looking after me after been charged with Drink Driving, from the initial contact with Nancy to speaking to you and especially Keiran who represented me in court, who I can’t thank enough. When I thought there was no hope you and Kieran sorted what I thought was a hopeless case. I would strongly recommend you to anyone in the same position. Again thank you to you and your team.”

Nigel Murray

“My family and friends were sceptical about using Solicitors after I was stopped for drink driving. Parnell & Peel Solicitors were willing take a case on that others told was hopeless. I am astounded by Abdul and his teams brilliance in helping me to avoid conviction. If you have been stopped for drink driving do not hesitate to use Parnell & Peel Solicitors.”

Thomas Mcdonagh

“Stopped for drink driving, I started a dream job, and I could have lost everything, Kieran was brilliant at putting forward detailed legal arguments, which resulted in the prosecution offering no evidence in my case. Unbelievable, Thank you to Parnell & Peel Solicitors.”

Oliver Reith

Pricey but when you have your livelihood at stake definitely worth it. No jargon Abdul was just great at explaining away difficult concepts very easily. The barrister used was also fantastic. They are a great firm.”

Mizlain Walton

Parnell and Peel what can you say. Abdul was amazing meticulous and professional throughout. Great customer care and friendly team. Everything was outstanding. Fantastic team, fantastic result.”

Alina Arten

“It was the worse time of my life. My nephew had made allegation against me. I contacted Parnell and Peel, and from the very first conversation with Abdul, I knew he was the one to help me. Parnell used many experts including psychological ones to show that my nephew was not telling the truth, old phone records were also used to provide me with a defence. I was relieved when the Prosecution dropped by Case. I will forever be grateful to the team at Parnell.”


“Thank You, Thank you. I believed my life had ended. I was falsely accused of Rape and I didn’t know where to turn to. I contacted many solicitors, until deciding upon Parnell. It’s the best decision I ever made. The Prosecution offered no evidence, during the Crown Court hearing.”


“Parnell and Peel are magnificent, not only are they excellent at their jobs, but they are humans. Abdul was truly amazing, as was the whole team. The thought of prison for something I did not do was truly terrifying. Abduls amazing eye for detail saved the day. The prosecution had noty followed the correct procedure, and the witnesses had lied on oath. I was found not guilty”


“Brilliant, absolutely amazing firm. I contacted Abdul, having spoken to other firms, although more expensive, you simply get what you pay for. Attentive, inquisitive, and fantastic in Court, both Abdul and John wo represented me during my trial were excellent. Found not guilty of historic allegations.”


These guys are the real deal. Abdul was absolutely excellent in dealing with my drink driving case. We didn’t have a very strong case but thanks to his preparation, perseverance and calm approach in court, the charge was dropped.

In court, Abdul was quick thinking and really dictated the speed and flow of proceedings, taking time to properly consider the argument put forward and close down the prosecution.

Highly recommend.


Amazing support from Abdul.

I had charge from the court for 12 points for two different incidents.

Abdul assisted me with this like family and finally got out of the charges. It was nearly a year journey and I never felt left alone.

I recommend everyone to seek advice from him, very knowledgeable and helpful.

Waarisha Iffat

They done the impossible, got caught drink driving, I thought I would lose my license, however Abdul Ali insisted that I had a case, I just decided to take the risk, it went a lot better than I could have ever imagined.

He managed to drop my case before it got to the second trial, the whole experience was very smooth and he was very positive and uplifting throughout the whole process.

Just trust them and leave them to do their job.


Will recommend them to everyone!

Mani Sameni

Mr Abdul Ali took my case on a few weeks before my case, he understood how vital it was for me to not get a ban on my driving licence due to totting up of points.

He was reassuring all through out the build up to my case, he guided me all through the information I would need for presenting evidence for an exceptional hardship case and on the day went through how the court process would be.

I was very nervous but through his expertise and guidance I was able to present my case and was successful in not being banned from driving.

I could not state highly enough how valuable he was to my case and me personally as soon as I met him I knew he was the right solicitor for me.

He took the time to understand my case and what I had to loose and did everything in professional capacity in court to ensure I received the verdict that I wanted.

I would highly recommend his services and expertise to anyone in such driving offences situation.

Kindera Hopkins

Abdul Ali was extremely helpful and re-assuring throughout the process.

He was always available and on-call even outside your traditional working hours.

I’d highly recommend Abdul as with his experience and confidence regarding the matter, he’s always comfortable in dealing with it as he’s been there and done it many times before!

Ashraf Kizito

I am extremely grateful for the exceptional services provided by solicitor Abdul in my drink-driving case.

His expertise and dedication resulted in a successful outcome even before we went to court.

I was impressed by his thorough understanding of the legal system and his ability to navigate through the complexities of my case.

I highly recommend Abdul for anyone in need of a reliable and skilled solicitor.

Thank you for your outstanding work!

Gani Qufaj

First of all I would like to start with a massive Thankyou to Abdul Ali and his team.

This is to be my first review as I have never ever posted one.

I was charged with Failure To Provide Specimen with the suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

The prosecution was looking to throw the book at me give a custodial sentence however due to Abdul’s above and beyond examination of the evidence it was concluded that the prosecution had no case as they had no evidence of me driving the car.

If you are in trouble it is always worth getting legal advice and seeing what can be done.

This guy is an extremely educated person and knows exactly what he is talking about.

He was throughout in contact even answering my phone at stupid times when I used to have some questions so I got to give it to him for his dedication.

All in all I would definitely say this firm and Abdul Ali is definitely someone I’d blindly put my trust in.

Jeremiah Daniel

Abdul was brilliant to work with.

Answered all calls and texts with helpful information and on the day of court.

He got me the outcome I wanted

Anna Heywood

Can’t recommend Abdul and his team enough.

Even when I taught there was nothing I could Abdul reassured he would do everything he could.

Very perfessional and were always at the other end of the phone.

Received the best outcome there is and kept my license.

Kevin Murray

Drink driving- Not guilty.

Worth every penny!

I was certain I would lose my license at the time.

After contacting Parnell and Peel, Abdul quickly filled me with confidence and explained in great detail how he would defend my case.

He clearly has a lot of experience and knowledge.

In the end I didn’t even need to go to trial as my case was dropped a few days before, all thanks to Abdul and his team.

I can’t thank him enough and I would highly recommend Parnell and Peel solicitors to anyone.

Louis Harrison

Wow, words cannot express how happy I am today when I was told the good news by Abdul that my drink drive court case has been dropped.

From the very first day I contacted Abdul when i was charged with drink drive offense, he assured me to calm down and that he will do all he can to get me the possible outcome and that is exacted what I had.

I will 100% recommend Parnell and Peel Solicitors to you if you find yourself at the wrong side of the law.

Once again, thank you Abdul, Thank you Parnell and Peel Solicitors.

Leonard A

After a gruelling process of putting forward a post consumption defence the CPS failed to counter defend the evidence presented by the team at Parnell and Peel.

I’m a happy man and glad I get to keep my licence!

Ismail A

Contacted Pamell and Peel on Friday re a driving offence.

Answered immediately.

Abdul has been extremely helpful.

I would definitely recommend.

Ewan B

I was stopped for drink drive I was devastated as I stood on the verge of losing everything

I spoke to Abdul and he was reassuring and informed me that we could put a technical defence forward.

The prosecution on the day of the trial offered no evidence.

I am so grateful to the team at Parnel.

My experience was excellent particular thanks go to Abdul

Eliza A