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What is the cost to me if I get a driving conviction?

May 13, 2020 0 0

The majority of people will be aware of the immediate repercussions in terms of penalty and sentence should they be convicted of a motoring offence. For example, a drink/drug drive conviction will see you disqualified from driving for a mandatory minimum period of 12 months and an unlimited fine, community order or in the most…

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Awaiting blood results for drink driving?

April 14, 2020 0 0

We are often contacted by people following arrest for a drink driving matter before any charges are brought. There is a natural delay in these cases caused by the need to await the result of the blood analysis. This period can be challenging if there is no plan in place as your imagination runs wild…

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How is a blood specimen analysed by the police?

April 8, 2020 0 0

So, you have had a blood specimen taken at the police station or at hospital following arrest for suspected drink driving and now you are wondering what happens to it. Well, here we will explain how it is analysed and how the results are calculated. As it should have been explained by the police during…

Manual of Guidance Drink and Drug Driving (MGDD Forms)

February 6, 2020 0 0

The Manual of Guidance on Drink and Drugs, more commonly known as the MGDD, is a set of forms used by the police when dealing with drink driving and drug driving offences. They contain the procedure that should be followed, as well as the questions that should be asked. The forms also contain the crucial…

2019 Update on US Immigration Rules – Drink and Drug Driving Consequences

July 17, 2019 0 0

Most visitors to the USA travel on the Visa Waiver Program. To do this you usually have to obtain an online ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) for a fee. We posted an article about the impact of a drink driving arrest on your freedom to travel to the States back in 2017. However, recent…

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Entry Denied! How a Criminal Conviction can affect your travel plans

April 27, 2017 0 0

When faced with a drink driving charge or another criminal conviction, many people don’t realise the lasting consequences other than a fine, disqualification from driving, or worst case scenario a custodial sentence. A brief transgression can end up costing much more than your driving licence. When convicted of a criminal offence, entrance into foreign countries…

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Drug Driving and the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

February 21, 2017 0 1

The 2015 drug driving offence allows officers to test for a large number of specific drugs in a driver’s blood. However, a lot of ‘so called’ legal highs, once touted as the safer, legal alternative to illegal drugs and alcohol are not part of the recent changes, so we ask the question what happens with…

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Beyond Reasonable Doubt? The Burden and Standard of Proof Applicable in Motoring Cases

February 15, 2017 4 1

When facing a motoring charge and awaiting your court date, you may wonder about the proceedings that are about to take place. Who has to prove what and to what level of proof? In criminal proceedings this is called the Burden of Proof and the Standard of Proof respectively, and in most cases, it is…

Can Passive Smoking Be A defence to Drug Driving?

February 9, 2017 0 1

Can second-hand cannabis smoke (‘contact high’) really get you high enough to fail a drugs test? Passive smoking and its harmful effects on your loved ones has been used by stop smoking campaigns as a reason to give up nicotine for years. However, when it comes to the potential for a ‘contact high’ induced by…

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Cracking the Whip on Cocaine – Cocaine use and its effect on driving

February 7, 2017 0 0

After having been arguably glamorised thanks to the Hollywood-machine, Cocaine has officially been named United Kingdom’s drug of choice. Several musicians, politicians and actors are added each year to the growing list of publicly outed celebrities who have been dabbling in the substance. Cocaine use has been glamorised extensively in Hollywood blockbusters like ‘Wolf on…

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Canna-you Drive? The scary effects of ‘just one joint’ on your driving

February 6, 2017 0 1

With a zero- tolerance approach to illegal drugs being taken by the Government, you would be forgiven for assuming that the priorities were focused more on outsmarting drug users under false pretences, as opposed to trying to improve road conditions for the general public. These ‘blood limits’ for the most common drugs used in the…

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Dispelling the Myths around Women Drivers in the UK

February 6, 2017 0 0

Google lists 6,090,000 hits when you enter the search terms ‘Women driver jokes’. Men on the other hand, are idolised and routinely depicted in Hollywood blockbusters as the more skilled and adept drivers – ‘Drive’, ‘Fast and Furious’ and ‘James Bond’ to name but a few cult driving films with male magician drivers behind the…

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