Drug Driving Articles
The Drug-Driving Law is still a law which often plays second-fiddle in the news to Drink-driving, but the impact on lives can be equally devastating for all involved.
This section of our website provides a useful resource for advice, information and changes or developments in the Drug-Driving Law.
In some cases, the police need to take either a blood or urine sample from a driver suspected of driving under the influence of drink or drugs. In almost all instances, the police opt for a blood sample. Part of the procedure is informing the suspect that they can if they wish request part of the sample for independent testing. So why do so few suspects take this option up?
We have successfully applied to get convictions set aside in two cases this week as a result of the Randox scandal.
In a recent case His Honour Judge Jeremy Richardson QC was challenged with the task of sentencing 3 offenders for the roles they played in causing the death of 4 people, as well as seriously injuring 3 others. The most significant sentence handed out was 11 ½ years to Elliot Bower, who was the main offender.
If the police suspect that you are over the limit then you are obliged to give a sample, it doesn’t matter if you know that you are under the limit. The same rule applies if the police have reason to believe that you were driving even if you weren’t.
Over the festive periods of Christmas and the new year one might enjoy the well earned break with a tipple or two.
With the clocks having gone back and both Halloween and Bonfire Night now behind us, easing into those dark wintry nights, it won’t be long before Christmas is in our sights and party season gets underway.
Since the new drug driving offence was introduced last year, Mortons Solicitors have represented a large number of defendants charged with drug driving across Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire and Derbyshire Courts.
Our managing director Simon Morton recently did an interview question & answers with ContractHireAndLeasing on the new offence drug driving.
From 2nd March 2015 The new drugs offence under the Crime and Courts Act (2013) will make it illegal to drive with one or more specified drugs in the body above the specified limit for that drug. And it’s not just illegal drugs which will apply…
It is expected that in the Queen’s Speech there will be a new specific offence of Drug-driving in England and Wales. In order to prosecute for the offence the police have to show driving has been impaired by drugs.