Drinking Banning Orders DBOs

You can challenge or appeal a Drinking Banning Order (DBO) or a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO). Our specialist criminal defence solicitors can help you take action to clear your name or reduce the impact of a DBO or CBO.

You may be given a Drinking Banning Order for allegedly breaking the law or causing a problem while drinking alcohol. This can prevent you from doing things like drinking in public, buying alcohol or even entering a place that serves alcohol.

These Orders can last between two months and two years, so it is worth defending or exploring  your options.

At Renshaw Derrick, we are a specialist criminal law firm based in Bournemouth. We help people across Dorset, including Poole, defend their legal rights and secure positive outcomes to criminal investigations and prosecutions.

We only do criminal law, so we are experts and know exactly what steps to take to help you reduce the impact of the allegations against you.

We can represent you at every stage of the criminal justice system, including providing urgent and out-of-hours representation at the police station and in court.

Get in touch with our expert criminal defence solicitors for advice about Drinking Banning Orders by giving us a call at our offices in Bournemouth, emailing mail@renshawderrick.co.uk, or by filling in our online enquiry form.

Expert advice about defending and challenging Drinking Banning Orders

We can defend you in all Drinking Banning Order proceedings, including:

  • At the police station – if you have been arrested for alleged criminal or problematic behaviour while drinking alcohol.
  • Magistrates’ Court proceedings – Drinking Banning Orders on application from the police or local authority.
  • Crown Court proceedings – defending in criminal prosecutions involving alcohol and defending against Drinking Banning Orders on conviction (now known as Criminal Behaviour Orders).
  • Appeals against Drinking Banning Orders and Criminal Behaviour Orders.

We can also assist with all other related criminal matters, including:

Why choose Renshaw Derrick for advice about Drinking Banning Orders?

Renshaw Derrick is one of the leading firms of criminal defence solicitors in the Bournemouth and Dorset area.

We can offer you our skills and exceptional client service honed by years of experience successfully defending clients accused of criminal offences.

Our firm only advises on criminal law, so every member of our team is an expert at what they do.

Our team is headed up by Partner Dwayne Lewis, a highly experienced criminal lawyer who has represented clients in police stations and courts for many years.

With qualified police station representatives, duty solicitors and higher courts advocates, we can support and represent you at every stage of proceedings, from initial police interview, through to court hearings where required.

We can leap into action to defend you from the moment you need us, and regularly travel to police stations and courts across Dorset and the West Country to represent clients at short notice and out-of-hours. If you or someone you know needs urgent police station representation, give us a call on 01202 552 777.

Our firm is accredited by the Law Society in Criminal Litigation for our high level of skill and strong track record of success in this area.

Renshaw Derrick is independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

What is a Drinking Banning Order?

Drinking Banning Orders (DBOs) are meant to help the police and courts deal with criminal and other bad conduct while under the influence of alcohol.

DBOs may be handed out in relation to all sorts of behaviours and offences, including:

  • Assault and threatening behaviour
  • Vandalism
  • Graffiti
  • Urinating in public
  • Anti-social behaviour

The police can apply for a DBO at court, or you can be given a DBO after being convicted of a criminal offence (although Orders given by the courts are now referred to as Criminal Behaviour Orders).

What is the effect of a Drinking Banning Order?

Getting a DBO can stop you from doing things like:

  • Buying alcohol
  • Going to premises that serve alcohol, such as pubs and bars
  • Drink alcohol in public
  • Have alcohol in your possession in public

How long do Drinking Banning Orders last?

DBOs can last between two months and two years. If you breach your DBO during the term, you may be fined by the courts.

What is a Criminal Behaviour Order?

Criminal Behaviour Orders (CBOs) were introduced in 2014 and replace other court powers to make orders upon conviction, including Drinking Banning Orders on conviction and Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) on conviction.

Like Drinking Banning Orders, CBOs can place restrictions on your behaviour. CBOs can also require you to take positive steps, such as to attend a course to educate you on alcohol and its effects.

Get more information about CBOs and ASBOs.

Can you appeal a Drinking Banning Order?

You can appeal an order made in the Magistrates Court or the Crown Court. You can ask the court to reconsider your conviction in full or your sentence – including the making of a Drinking Banning Order or Criminal Behaviour Order.

The appeals process will depend on how the DBO or CBO was made and by whom. For example, a CBO made on conviction in the Magistrates Court can be appealed to the Magistrates Court if you think there was a legal mistake or that the court did not provide proper reasons for their decision.

Get in touch with our criminal defence solicitors in Bournemouth, Dorset

Get in touch with our expert criminal defence solicitors for advice about Drinking Banning Orders by giving us a call at our offices in Bournemouth, emailing mail@renshawderrick.co.uk, or by filling in our online enquiry form.