Drink Drive Lawyer | Alistair Haskett

Drink Drive Lawyer in Auckland

drink drive lawyerAlistair Haskett is a specialist drink drive lawyer and has successfully defended many clients facing charges such as excess breath or blood alcohol, refusing a blood test and failing to accompany police.

Alistair has been recognised as a leading drink drive lawyer by judges, prosecutors and other lawyers.  Comments about Alistair by judges include “the best drink drive lawyer in Auckland” and “you will not get a better example of how it is done”.

Click here to see information on Alistair’s expertise and more than 100 examples of his successful results.  Alistair’s experience is matched by his passion and dedication to getting the very best possible outcomes for clients.

Can a drink drive lawyer help?

Drink driving offences are treated seriously by the courts.  Many unrepresented defendants get a shock when entering a straight guilty plea.

While you may feel in the wrong morally, there is a significant difference between that and being found legally wrong.  A criminal conviction for drink driving is forever.  Sentences can include imprisonment or other restrictive sentences, as well as permanent confiscation of cars and lengthy disqualifications.

Many people who are caught driving over the limit are regular people who have made an error of judgement.  Most do not need a criminal conviction against their name or a restrictive sentence to learn from their mistake.  A criminal conviction for drink driving can have very real consequences beyond the immediate sentence and disqualification, such as issues with employment, travel, memberships, licensing, insurance and family.

Can drink driving offences be defended?

There are many ways to defend drink driving charges.  Don’t let anyone tell you there are no or only limited defences to drink driving charges.  That is simply wrong.  The Supreme Court has said that police will only be given “limited dispensation from the very specific requirements” imposed on them when testing a motorist.  Many thousands of drink driving cases have been successfully defended.

Why use an expert drink drive lawyer?

Legal advice from an expert drink drive lawyer can make all the difference.  Drink driving is a highly technical and specialised area of law.  Few lawyers have a real grasp on drink driving defences and ways to avoid conviction and disqualification.  Other drink drive lawyers give Alistair hard cases for a reason!

Expert legal advice can help avoid conviction by highlighting many procedural, fairness and rights-based defences, even if you were over the limit.  An expert drink drive lawyer can also assist on the merits of seeking a discharge without conviction.

Specialist legal advice can also make a significant difference in minimising risks, such as imprisonment, other restrictive sentences, vehicle confiscation and disqualification.


Alistair is happy to discuss the possibility of avoiding a conviction or disqualification, or both.  See ROAD LEGAL ®  for more information and contact Alistair at Road Legal Ltd.  We work at the District Courts at Auckland, North Shore, Waitakere, Manukau, Papakura, Pukekohe, and nationwide by arrangement.

T: 0800 DRINK DRIVE LAWYER (0800 374653)
M: 021 920031
E: lawyer@drinkdrivelaw.co.nz
W: www.drinkdrivelaw.co.nz