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Drink Driving Statistics June 2016

Drink Driving Trial Statistics June 2016

July 12, 2016 0 0

Blog post by Jeanette Miller Following an arrest or charge for an alcohol or drug related charge many feel that their life has fallen apart. The level of disruption a conviction could cause is often life changing and when people first get in touch they usually have no idea how they will cope if the…

Danny Cipriani Appeal

Danny Cipriani to Appeal Drink Driving Charge

June 24, 2016 0 0

Geoffrey Miller Solicitors, the UK’s leading motor offence solicitors, today confirmed that Daniel (‘Danny’) Cipriani will appeal the judgment handed down at a trial held today. The firm’s Managing Director, Jeanette Miller, explained: “I can confirm our intention to lodge an immediate appeal against the verdict delivered in today’s trial R v Daniel Cipriani. Mr…

hip flask defences

Hip flask defence

June 6, 2016 2 1

Our 92% success rate in defending alcohol and drug related charges in 2015 is largely down to legal technical defence strategies that are often unique to the Geoffrey Miller team, having been developed and devised by us. However, there is a factual defence that featured in 4 out of our 107 winning defences last year.…

spiked drinks

Thinking of Arguing Your Drinks Were Spiked? Think Again…

April 6, 2016 0 0

Guest post by Ellie Taylor The likes of Rebel Wilson and Vicky Pattinson have recently spoken out about their experiences of being spiked and highlighting the dangers they faced. However, there are actually no reliable statistics for how many people have experienced the phenomenon of ‘spiked drinks’ as many cases are unreported. Independent Newspaper, The…

Top 5 Situations leading to a drink drive arrest

March 27, 2016 0 0

I am yet to come across a client who intended to drink drive. Virtually every client I speak to starts the conversation with a sense of embarrassment and despite the fact that my team and I do not stand in judgement of anyone who wants our help, there is usually an explanation with an emphatic…

mobile phone offence verses drink driving offence

Mobile Phone V Drink Driving

March 22, 2016 0 0

Will texting while driving ever become taboo?Post by Jeanette Miller co-authored by Eleanor Taylor Drink driving offenders are regularly named and shamed in the press. Many police constabularies have introduced a policy to tweet about offenders as the embarrassment of a conviction is considered to be one of the many deterrents to offending in the…

Evidential specimens drink driving or drug driving

Evidential specimens in a drink driving or drug driving case?

March 4, 2016 0 0

Guest post by Eleanor Taylor If you are arrested on suspicion of an alcohol or drug related motoring offence the police will have to call upon evidence of the level of alcohol or drugs in your system at the time of driving, “the evidential test”. History Even though cars were not invented until 1896 it…

drink driving solicitors results

How Did We Do?

July 17, 2015 0 0

Many firms claim expertise in the niche field of motoring law. Anyone can say they are experts and even believe they are but “proof is in the pudding” so to speak. The word “Confidence” originates from the latin words “Con  Fidence” meaning “With Faith.” Asking clients to place their motoring law case with our team…

court costs

New Court Costs for Convicted Defendants

April 13, 2015 0 0

New regulations have been introduced today under the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (Criminal Courts Charge) Regulations 2015 which impose a compulsory Criminal Courts Charge on any defendant convicted of an offence in a Criminal Court on or after 13 April 2015. The Ministry of Justice has advised these charges have been introduced in order…

motor offence fines to be banned

Motoring Offence Fines To Be Unlimited

March 27, 2015 0 0

Guest Blog by John Ruane On 12 March 2015 new subsections of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) were introduced which have now done away with the £5,000 cap that used to limit the maximum fine that Magistrates could impose on offenders. Magistrates have now been given new powers to…

social media and drink driving

Social Media and Alcohol

March 20, 2015 0 0

#ALCOHOLANDSOCIALMEDIAGuest post by Charlotte Knight Social network sites have quickly established themselves as a must-have accessory for most of the younger generation. Smartphones have made it even easier for people to access and upload content on these sites at any time of the day and social media itself makes it easier for people to socialise…

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