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Sample Cases (Updated 27/09/22)

We have set out over 250 of the firm’s cases below. This is just a sample of our successful clients to give you insight into our expertise and the many ways it is possible to secure a favourable outcome. All of these clients avoided a mandatory driving ban with...

North Somerset MC – R v GH

The client was prosecuted for driving with excess alcohol (121 in blood). The issues in the case were the chain of continuity as the label on the tamper evident bag was not completed correctly and the client had not been given the statutory reason for abandoning...

Police disclosure failings highlighted by Government select committee

Article below published by Law Society Gazette 20/07/18 Culture and leadership to blame for criminal evidence disclosure failures, say MPs Failures by police and prosecution authorities to disclose evidence which led to miscarriages of justice must be addressed...

Will you be worse off for pleading not guilty?

We often get asked 'If I plead not guilty won't the punishment be more severe if I lose the case'? If you were to be fined on a guilty plea at the first hearing with weekly earnings of £300 the amount of the fine would be around £300 less third discount of £100...

Our Blog Page

The articles below describe some of the firms' know how acquired over several years as one of the very few, if not the only exclusive drink driving practice in England and Wales. On request, we will send you a password to access this valuable resource which will...

Sky News Reports on discredited police laboratory

If you have been convicted of  drug driving since 2014 you may be entitled to have your case re-opened.  Please get in touch if your case was dealt with between 2014 and February '17. See the link below for more details...

BBC News article about police disclosure failings

This BBC news article talks about inefficiencies in the police service and how this can result in charges being dismissed against the defendant. Taken from BBC news website 18/07/17 'Police and prosecutors are causing delays and undermining justice in criminal...

Police laboratory subject to ransom claim

Another case demonstrating the opportunities to challenge the integrity of evidential specimens. This time Eurofins who work on thousands of cases for the police each year have had weaknesses in their data security systems...

Do I need representation for a guilty plea?

Many motorists charged with drink driving think by pleading guilty they will get a reduced  ban at Court. Then they get a nasty surprise when the Magistrates say the sentencing guidelines do not allow a reduction on drink driving cases (a ban is an ancillary order...

Instructing a solicitor to preserve the CCTV

Should you wait until you have been charged before instructing a lawyer? It is very important that requests for CCTV are submitted immediately for video evidence for your case even if you have yet to be charged. Leaving it until charge may be too late. Sometimes...

Reasons to choose us to deal with your case

Reasons to instruct this firm....       Experience of winning cases We have won lots of cases. Click the link below to read a selection of our many successful clients. https://www.drink-driving-solicitors.com/sample-of-cases/     Lawyers...

Backlog in cases reaches 480,000 from covid-19

Law Society Gazette article 26 June 2020 https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/magistrates-court-backlog-reaches-484000/5104780.article Magistrates’ courts face a backlog of over 480,000 cases, according to new figures laying bare the devastating impact of coronavirus...

Getting charges withdrawn under new CPS covid-19 guidance

New Crown Prosecution Service guidance requires prosecutors to consider dropping charges to reduce the backlog of cases from the Covid-19 outbreak (480,000 cases as at 26/06/20). The CPS in their April 2020 interim guidance (set out below) have acknowledged the...

March 2020 Newsletter

We have set out below details of successful cases this month which show how the firms strategies are used to pursue dismissal of the charges where the police fail to manage the case properly before the trial. Other issues include non-attendance of prosecution...

Welcome to Our New Website

We are very pleased with the recent update to our website which now features a new blog to keep you informed of any articles or matters of interest. Our previous site which we had been using since 2009 has had a welcome...

The ‘Gold Service’

The Gold Service One of our lawyers on the Gold service Philip Lucas won all of his case for the firm in 2015, 2016 and 2017. If you choose to be represented by Phillip then based on his success rate as at 01/09/18 there is a...

Data Protection Policy

Data Protection and Privacy Policy INTRODUCTION Welcome to National Motoring Lawyers privacy notice. National Motoring Lawyers respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy notice will...