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Drug driving update-facts explained

January 27, 2017 0 0

Road Safety Campaigners claim that driving under the influence of drugs can dramatically increase the likelihood of a motoring accident by impeding your ability to respond quickly on the road. Many of the zero tolerance drug drive limits are not linked to driver impairment in any way, and hundreds of motorists who go by the…

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Drink Driving, Attempting to drive, In Charge

January 19, 2017 0 0

I wasn’t driving! If you believe that raising a defence that you weren’t driving is likely to see you avoid conviction in a drink driving or drug driving related offence, this defence may not be as relevant as you may think. In many cases, there must be proof of you having driven or attempted to drive…

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Driving Offence Statistics 2016

December 23, 2016 0 2

2016 in review It seems fitting that the year our founder, Geoffrey Miller, passed away is the most successful since the firm was founded in 2000. Geoffrey was always so proud of the success of the firm and the fact that it continued to bear his name long after he retired. Morals and Justice To…

Hospital Drink Driving Explained

July 25, 2016 0 0

Following a road traffic accident it is standard procedure for the police to require a roadside breath test from the driver(s) involved. A sample may also be required in other circumstances explained below. Preliminary Breath Test Before the police launch a full investigation into whether or not you were over the drink drive limit, they…

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

All You Need To Know About The New Drug Drive Offence

March 4, 2015 0 0

Details of the new drug driving offence have been plastered all over the news this week. However, many motorists remain in the dark over exactly what was changed when the new laws were introduced. There are also major concerns over the new laws. Greater Manchester Police have even confirmed they will not be stopping motorists…

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BBC Breakfast News New Drug Driving Laws Zero Tolerance Drugs March 2015

March 2, 2015 0 0

New drug driving laws will come into effect on March 2nd 2015. Jeanette Miller aka "Miss Justice" talks to BBC Breakfast about the new drug driving laws and how they could effect people who take perfectly legal prescribed drugs for sleeping problems or anxiety. Jeanette talks about the zero tolerance drug law the government has…

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New Drug Driving Offence

December 5, 2014 0 0

The News is rife with changes to the drink driving limit in Scotland today. There is much speculation as to whether England and Wales will follow suit. We think this is inevitable at some point but it is likely to take some time before any change to the drink drive limit is introduced here. However,…

Motor vehicles: drink and drugs

September 30, 2014 0 0

For a more in depth view of the nuances of drink driving law, take a look at the following article which was written by Managing Director, Jeanette Miller, for leading legal resource site, Westlaw in September 2014 The law related to drink driving offences and driving whilst impaired through alcohol or drugs is considered by…

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