Being arrested for drug driving can be an extremely worrying and stressful experience. Rest assured, by seeking out expert advice and assistance at this stage, you’ve done the very best thing to not only allay your fears, but also to enable the building of the best possible defence later down the line should you need … Continue reading Arrested for drug driving, what should I do?
As of 01 July 2023, we finally have a definitive sentencing guideline in place for the offence of drug driving (driving a motor vehicle whilst over the specified drug limit), over 8 years after the law came into force. Until now, the Courts were sentencing drug drivers with reference to a guidance document which did … Continue reading New sentencing guideline for the drug driving (specified limit) offence
Today is St. Patrick’s Day; a day when people around the world celebrate all things Irish, with 13 million pints of Guinness consumed worldwide on this single booze-fuelled day. For many, this will involve drinking lots of alcohol, dancing the night away, crashing out back home and waking up with a sore head in the … Continue reading Stay safe this St. Patrick’s Day
Drug driving is a serious offence which attracts severe punishment by the Courts. The consequences of a conviction are wide ranging and can last long after your case has been dealt with by the Court. Therefore its vital to engage the highest possible quality of legal representation to fight your corner and argue your case … Continue reading What is the punishment for drug driving?
The law on using a mobile phone whilst driving changed in March 2022. The old law It has been an offence to use a mobile phone whilst driving since 2003. Previously, in order to be convicted of using a mobile phone whilst driving, the Prosecution had to prove that you were using a device for … Continue reading The law on using a mobile phone whilst driving
Following a vote by the Public and Commercial Union (PCS), some driving examiners who are members of the union will be taking strike action over pay, pensions, jobs and redundancy terms over the coming months. What types of driving tests might be affected by the DVSA strike? Practical driving tests (for cars and motorbikes) Vocational … Continue reading DVSA strike affects upcoming driving tests
A new scam is on the rise which could result in the loss of data and also your hard-earned money- it's called the car park payment scam. What is the car park payment scam? This latest scam involves fraudsters targeting car park payment machines by placing a fake QR code disguised as a “quick pay … Continue reading Warning of car park payment scam
Who must wear a seatbelt? The Motor Vehicles (Wearing of Seat Belts) Regulations 1993 make it a requirement for all drivers and passengers to wear a seat belt. What is the punishment for a seat belt offence? You could receive an on the spot fine of £100, up to the maximum £500 for not wearing … Continue reading The law on seat belts
Many motoring offences such as drug driving, driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs, and even some drink driving cases involve the analysis of a blood sample as part of the Prosecution’s case. The number of individuals involved in dealing with a blood sample is larger than you might expect. This means there is lots … Continue reading Driving offence case involving blood sample analysis dropped by CPS
Being caught with illegal drugs in your vehicle can lead to a requirement to take part in a roadside drug test, leading to possible prosecution for drug driving. Now under new proposals, harsher punishments, including confiscation of driving licences are being considered for possessing the drug itself. The home office’s latest press release explains: "So-called … Continue reading Government proposals for tougher sentencing on illegal drug users