If you have arrived here it is because you have a speedy trial for drink-driving in Madrid and you need a criminal lawyer.
Either you have been stopped in a preventive control or you have had an accident.
You are worried, it is normal, perhaps you have even received a summons from the court with a trial date and time.
Read on, here is everything you need to know.
Oh, and if you still have any doubts, call us and they will be cleared up.
Lawyer for speedy trial for drink-driving offences in Madrid
A bad criminal defence in a drink-driving offence can land you in prison.
You need the best criminal lawyer who is an expert in drink-driving trials, especially if you are a repeat offender or have been involved in an accident with injuries, injuries or fatalities.
The police report
The police report is the most important document in a drink-driving offence.
It contains the incriminating evidence and will be used by the prosecutor to charge you and by your lawyer to defend you.
It should be reviewed in detail by your lawyer in order to choose an effective defence strategy.
The first thing a good lawyer should do is to listen to you carefully and then, guided by his experience, give you the best solution. What is it? Always the quickest, most efficient and most economical.
You are here because you have a drink-driving trial and you need a criminal lawyer. You have exceeded the alcohol limit and are likely to lose the meat… or not. The expertise and experience of the lawyer can prevent this. The police breathalyser report may have errors that make the test null and void at trial and you may be acquitted. We have been seeing this for years.
At JR Abogados we specialise in legal proceedings for alcohol and drug offences, road safety offences and accidents where the driver exceeded the blood alcohol level. We have achieved many acquittals for drink-driving offences.
Remember that trust is the cornerstone of the lawyer-client relationship, and even more so when we are talking about a criminal offence such as drink-driving, which is punishable by prison sentences.
I invite you to call us, see for yourself if we give you confidence, if we know what we are talking about; it is free, it will cost you nothing.
A website may look attractive at first sight, but… who is behind it? Find out if we are your best option, if after that call, we do not give you confidence, look for another lawyer.
It pays to have a road safety lawyer on your side
Law, like medicine, is full of specialities, and one cannot know everything. Any criminal offence, no matter what it is, deserves to be dealt with by an expert in the field, given that, in the last instance, the judge always has the possibility of sentencing to prison.
Preventive control or accident
Criminal proceedings will be different depending on whether you were stopped for a routine breathalyser test or whether you were tested as a result of an accident in which damage and/or injuries were sustained.
In the first case, it will be handled as a speedy trial for drink-driving, and the duty court will be able to prosecute you.
In the second case, preliminary proceedings will be opened because the court will need more information to find out what happened in the accident.
You have been stopped at a breathalyser checkpoint, you have exceeded the legally permitted alcohol level and you have a summons from the court where you are charged with an offence against road safety, if your alcohol level exceeds 0.60 mg/litre or 1.2 grams/litre of alcohol in your blood. Can I go to prison?
The Penal Code punishes drink-driving offences with a prison sentence of three to six months, a fine of 6 to 12 months or social work for 31 to 90 days, as well as the withdrawal of your driving licence for one to four years.
You need an experienced criminal lawyer to defend your interests and to give you confidence, as this is a traffic safety offence and the presence of a lawyer is mandatory. In other words, you need a good criminal defence.
Speedy trials for drink-driving offences are usually held within five days of the alleged offence, so it is important not to speak to the lawyer on the last day.
We will negotiate with the Public Prosecutor to get you a reduction of the sentence by a third, acknowledging the facts, unless we see that there are possibilities to get an acquittal.
If, in addition to testing positive in the control, you cause an accident resulting in injury or death, prison is usually the normal destination, but not if there is only material damage to the public road.
You will have to pay compensation and your insurance company will not cover you, so the consequences can be catastrophic.
Si ha dado positivo en un control de alcoholemia, los agentes remitirán el atestado al Juzgado de Instrucción competente donde se celebrará un juicio rápido por alcoholemia. La prueba fundamental en su contra en el juicio será el resultado del etilómetro, recuerde que hay un margen de error en los etilómetros del 5% y el 7,5 % dependiendo del aparato.