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Easter Weekend Opening Times 2020

April 9, 2020 0 0

Geoffrey Miller Solicitors are open over the Easter weekend including Good Friday 10th April and Easter Monday 13th April. If you need to speak with an expert motoring lawyer you can seek help from us immediately, rather than waiting until the following Tuesday 14th April. Our freephone number 0800 1389 123 will be operative from…

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Covid-19 – Drinking at Home

April 8, 2020 0 0

On Monday 23 March 2020, Boris Johnson advised that the nation was under lockdown to combat the coronavirus outbreak. People are only permitted currently to leave their home to: Buy food or medicine; Do exercise; or Travel to work as a key worker or where no alternative arrangements can be made. The restrictions, whilst necessary…

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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…

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Limits, Units and Drink driving defences

April 7, 2020 0 0

In England and Wales, it is an offence to drive a motor vehicle when the proportion of alcohol in your system is above the legal limit - s.5 Road Traffic Act 1988. The drink-driving limit in England and Wales is 35 micrograms per 100 Millilitres of breath, 80 Milligrammes per 100 millilitres of blood or…

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Hay-fever and driving

April 6, 2020 0 0

So spring is finally here! The clocks have gone back, the evenings start to get a little bit brighter and it’s the signal that warmer weather (may) be on its way. For some however, spring also signals the increase in pollen counts, and the allergy symptoms that come with it. As plants release pollen, millions…

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Variation of Police Bail Condtions: Covid-19

April 3, 2020 0 0

Do you currently have bail conditions imposed?Are you having difficultly complying with these conditions or putting others at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic?We may be able to get your bail conditions varied whatever offence you are currently being investigated or charged with.Common Bail Conditions If you are given bail, you might have to agree…

Application for early return of licence – Key Workers

April 3, 2020 0 0

Are you currently a key worker and serving a driving disqualification?Are you having difficultly getting to work in the COVID-19 pandemic?We may be able to get your driving disqualification cut short.The Law Section 42 of Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 states if you are serving a driving disqualification it may be possible to apply for…

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What you learn on a speed awareness course that you don’t learn on your driving lessons

March 30, 2020 0 0

Guest Blog by Sophie Higham, junior paralegal Most of us do it, knowingly or unknowingly, we have all been guilty of speeding. Whether it is because of being in a hurry, being in a daze or just simply that you enjoy it, most of us have gone over that speed limit for one reason or…

Covid-19: MOT exemptions

March 27, 2020 0 0

The Department for Transport have announced that vehicle owners will be granted MOT exemption in light of the lockdown due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The temporary exemption has been granted to allow vital services to continue, frontline workers to get to work and for people to get essential food and medicine. Exemption All cars, vans…

Covid-19 – do I need to attend court?

March 25, 2020 0 0

With the current Covid-19 pandemic, the justice system has also been reviewing ways that it can continue to operate effectively and efficiently. The main guidance coming from the HM Courts and Tribunals is that for the time being, the Magistrates’ Courts will continue to operate mostly as normal. There are proposed changes however, in the…

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Jury Trials in the balance

March 20, 2020 0 0

We are faced with unprecedented times with the global outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Although keeping the emergency services (police/fire/ambulance) operating is clearly essential, there is also a fight to keep our justice system from breaking down. Trials do not always run smoothly at the best of times and now with the Coronavirus our justice…

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COVID-19 and the Courts

March 16, 2020 0 0

Whilst the country seems to be heading towards social distancing and even lockdown for some sectors of society, it remains unclear whether trials and court hearings generally will be cancelled. The current guidance from the government is as follows: GOV.UK Coronavirus Covid-19 and the Courts We are continuing to review the guidance issued and should…

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