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
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?
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
As we close out Mental Health Awareness Week, we’d like to highlight a common but serious motoring offence we deal with that sometimes has mental health issues at the heart of its defence. The offence is failing to provide a specimen for analysis. Section 7(6) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 makes It an offence … Continue reading Mental health and failure to provide
This year has marked outstanding success in our defence of all motoring offences, with particular success in defending drug driving offences. One of our recent clients has kindly provided the following client testimonial to let other drivers know about the quality of the service he received. When asked what he liked most about our business, … Continue reading Drug Driving – Acquitted!
As described in our article on “are random drink or drug tests legal”, you can be asked to undergo a roadside drug test if either: The officer reasonably suspects you’ve consumed drugs;The officer reasonably suspects you’ve committed a motoring offence;You’ve been involved in an accident; If you’ve never done drugs, or haven’t for several months, … Continue reading What to expect during a roadside drug test
We could all be stopped in the run up to Christmas, and what happens next could determine whether or not you spend the next few hours in a cell, and ultimately, whether you lose your driving licence. What are your rights? What are you compelled to do? How can you avoid being arrested? This article seeks to help address all of these questions.
Being accused of drug driving is one of the most frightening and stressful things that can happen to any motorist. A conviction could mean a driving ban, criminal conviction, loss of a career, loss of independence, the list goes on. Thankfully, with our expert motoring law solicitors on hand, the nightmare of false charges being brought can be overcome by dedicated and focused legal work to secure the rightful result - a not guilty verdict. Our recent client from Northamptonshire talks about his recent experience:
The Christmas drink and drug drive campaign in North Wales heralds a 50% increase in drug drivers compared to 2017. In North Wales more people tested positive for drugs than alcohol. Officers made 84 drug drive arrests, a 50% increase on the same period in 2017, and 83 drink drive arrests during the same period.